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impress

impress - Dictionary definition and meaning for word impress

Definition
(noun) the act of coercing someone into government service
Synonyms : impressment

Definition
(verb) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
Synonyms : affect , move , strike
Example Sentence
  • This child impressed me as unusually mature
  • This behavior struck me as odd

Definition
(verb) impress positively
Example Sentence
  • The young chess player impressed her audience

Definition
(verb) produce or try to produce a vivid impression of
Synonyms : ingrain , instill
Example Sentence
  • Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us

Definition
(verb) mark or stamp with or as if with pressure
Synonyms : imprint
Example Sentence
  • To make a batik, you impress a design with wax

Definition
(verb) reproduce by printing
Synonyms : print

Definition
(verb) take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship
Synonyms : shanghai
Example Sentence
  • The men were shanghaied after being drugged

Definition
(verb) dye (fabric) before it is spun
Synonyms : yarn-dye

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