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im·press 1

 (ĭm-prĕs′)
tr.v. im·pressed, im·press·ing, im·press·es
1. To affect strongly, often favorably: wrote down whatever impressed me during the journey; was impressed by the child's sincerity.
2. To produce or attempt to produce a vivid impression or image of: a scene that impressed itself on her memory; parents that impress the value of money on their children.
3. To mark or stamp with pressure: impressed the wax with a design.
4. To apply with pressure; press: impressed the stamp onto the wax.
n. (ĭm′prĕs′)
1. The act of impressing: a design left by impress of a seal.
2. A mark or pattern of influence produced by someone or something; an impression: a politician who left her impress on foreign policy.
3. A stamp or seal meant to be impressed.

[Middle English impressen, to imprint, from Old French empresser, from Latin impressus, past participle of imprimere : in-, in; see in-2 + premere, to press; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

im·press 2

 (ĭm-prĕs′)
tr.v. im·pressed, im·press·ing, im·press·es
1. To compel (a person) to serve in the military, particularly in the naval forces, especially by seizure.
2. To seize (property) by force or authority, especially for military purposes; confiscate.
3. Law To impose a constructive trust or a lien upon property, as a matter of equity, to protect a person without legal title but with a legally recognized interest.
n. (ĭm′prĕs)
Impressment.

[in- + press (influenced by obsolete imprest, advance on a soldier's pay).]

impress

vb (tr)
1. to make an impression on; have a strong, lasting, or favourable effect on: I am impressed by your work.
2. to produce (an imprint, etc) by pressure in or on (something): to impress a seal in wax; to impress wax with a seal.
3. (often foll by on) to stress (something to a person); urge; emphasize: to impress the danger of a situation on someone.
4. to exert pressure on; press
5. (Electronics) electronics to apply (a voltage) to a circuit or device
n
6. the act or an instance of impressing
7. a mark, imprint, or effect produced by impressing
[C14: from Latin imprimere to press into, imprint, from premere to press1]
imˈpresser n
imˈpressible adj

impress

vb
(Military) to commandeer or coerce (men or things) into government service; press-gang
n
(Military) the act of commandeering or coercing into government service; impressment
[C16: see im- in-2, press2]

im•press1

(v. ɪmˈprɛs; n. ˈɪm prɛs)

v.t.
1. to affect deeply or strongly; influence: He impressed us as sincere.
2. to establish firmly: We impressed on her the importance of honesty.
3. to press (an object) into something.
4. to produce (a mark) by pressure; imprint.
5. to apply with pressure so as to leave an imprint.
6. to furnish with a mark by or as if by stamping.
7. to cause (a voltage) to appear or be produced on a conductor, circuit, etc.
v.i.
8. to create a favorable impression: behavior intended to impress.
n.
9. the act of impressing.
10. a mark made by or as if by pressure.
11. effect; impression.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin imprimere to press into or upon, impress =im- im-1 + -primere, comb. form of premere to press2]

im•press2

(v. ɪmˈprɛs; n. ˈɪm prɛs)
v.t.
1. to press or force into public service, esp. into the navy.
2. to take for public use.
3. to enlist into service by forceful argument.
n.
[1590–1600; im-1 + press2]

impress


Past participle: impressed
Gerund: impressing

Imperative
impress
impress
Present
I impress
you impress
he/she/it impresses
we impress
you impress
they impress
Preterite
I impressed
you impressed
he/she/it impressed
we impressed
you impressed
they impressed
Present Continuous
I am impressing
you are impressing
he/she/it is impressing
we are impressing
you are impressing
they are impressing
Present Perfect
I have impressed
you have impressed
he/she/it has impressed
we have impressed
you have impressed
they have impressed
Past Continuous
I was impressing
you were impressing
he/she/it was impressing
we were impressing
you were impressing
they were impressing
Past Perfect
I had impressed
you had impressed
he/she/it had impressed
we had impressed
you had impressed
they had impressed
Future
I will impress
you will impress
he/she/it will impress
we will impress
you will impress
they will impress
Future Perfect
I will have impressed
you will have impressed
he/she/it will have impressed
we will have impressed
you will have impressed
they will have impressed
Future Continuous
I will be impressing
you will be impressing
he/she/it will be impressing
we will be impressing
you will be impressing
they will be impressing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been impressing
you have been impressing
he/she/it has been impressing
we have been impressing
you have been impressing
they have been impressing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been impressing
you will have been impressing
he/she/it will have been impressing
we will have been impressing
you will have been impressing
they will have been impressing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been impressing
you had been impressing
he/she/it had been impressing
we had been impressing
you had been impressing
they had been impressing
Conditional
I would impress
you would impress
he/she/it would impress
we would impress
you would impress
they would impress
Past Conditional
I would have impressed
you would have impressed
he/she/it would have impressed
we would have impressed
you would have impressed
they would have impressed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impress - the act of coercing someone into government service
seizure - the taking possession of something by legal process
Verb1.impress - have an emotional or cognitive impact uponimpress - have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
infect - affect in a contagious way; "His laughter infects everyone who is in the same room"
surprise - cause to be surprised; "The news really surprised me"
ingrain, instill, impress - produce or try to produce a vivid impression of; "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us"
awaken - make aware; "They were awakened to the sad facts"
incite, motivate, prompt, propel, actuate, move - give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"
engrave - impress or affect deeply; "The event engraved itself into her memory"
strike dumb - render speechless, as by surprising or shocking; "we were struck dumb by the candidate's announcement"
zap - strike suddenly and with force; "This show zaps the viewers with some shocking scenes"
jar - affect in a disagreeable way; "This play jarred the audience"
hit home, strike a note, strike home, strike a chord - refer to or be relevant or familiar to; "I hope this message hits home!"
smite - affect suddenly with deep feeling; "He was smitten with love for this young girl"
cloud - make gloomy or depressed; "Their faces were clouded with sadness"
pierce - move or affect (a person's emotions or bodily feelings) deeply or sharply; "The cold pierced her bones"; "Her words pierced the students"
impress - impress positively; "The young chess player impressed her audience"
sweep off, sweep away - overwhelm emotionally; "Her swept her away"
disturb, trouble, upset - move deeply; "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"
touch, stir - affect emotionally; "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"
move - arouse sympathy or compassion in; "Her fate moved us all"
sadden - make unhappy; "The news of her death saddened me"
alienate - make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated; "the boring work alienated his employees"
come to, hit, strike - cause to experience suddenly; "Panic struck me"; "An interesting idea hit her"; "A thought came to me"; "The thought struck terror in our minds"; "They were struck with fear"
2.impress - impress positively; "The young chess player impressed her audience"
impress, strike, affect, move - have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
prepossess - make a positive impression (on someone) beforehand; "A prepossessing appearance"
wow - impress greatly; "The speaker wowed the audience"
3.impress - produce or try to produce a vivid impression of; "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us"
impress, strike, affect, move - have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
4.impress - mark or stamp with or as if with pressure; "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"
change surface - undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
stamp - to mark, or produce an imprint in or on something; "a man whose name is permanently stamped on our maps"
boss, emboss, stamp - raise in a relief; "embossed stationery"
5.impress - reproduce by printing
write - mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"; "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet"
letter - set down or print with letters
typeset, set - set in type; "My book will be typeset nicely"; "set these words in italics"
prove - take a trial impression of
offset - produce by offset printing; "offset the conference proceedings"
overprint, print over - print (additional text or colors) onto an already imprinted paper
cyclostyle - print with an implement with small toothed wheels that cuts small holes in a stencil
boldface - print in boldface
italicise, italicize - print in italics
6.impress - take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship; "The men were shanghaied after being drugged"
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
abduct, kidnap, nobble, snatch - take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom; "The industrialist's son was kidnapped"
7.impress - dye (fabric) before it is spun
dye - color with dye; "Please dye these shoes"

impress

verb
1. excite, move, strike, touch, affect, influence, inspire, grab (informal), amaze, overcome, stir, overwhelm, astonish, dazzle, sway, awe, overawe, make an impression on What impressed him most was their speed.
impress something on or upon someone stress, bring home to, instil in, drum into, knock into, emphasize to, fix in, inculcate in, ingrain in I've impressed on them the need for professionalism.

impress

verb
1. To evoke a usually strong mental or emotional response from:
2. To fix (an idea, for example) in someone's mind by reemphasis and repetition:
3. To produce a deep impression of:
noun
The visible effect made on a surface by pressure:
Translations
يُؤَثِّرُ فِييؤكِّد ، يَطْبَعُ في فِكْرِهيَتْرُك أثَرايَتْرُك إنْطِباعا أو أثرايُثَبِّت في الذّاكِره، يَطْبَع
přesvědčitučinit dojemudělat dojemvštípitvtlačit
imponereindprente sigindskærpeprægegøre indtryk på
tehdä vaikutus
impresionirati
elméjébe véshatás: nagy hatással vanrábélyegezrányom
gera far íinnprenta, festaleggja áherslu ásnerta; vekja aîdáun eîa hrifningu
強く印象づける
감명을 주다
atkreipti dėmesįdaryti įspūdįįsikaltiįsispaustiįspaudas
iedvestieskaidrotiespaidotiespiestiespiesties
urobiť dojem
narediti dober vtis
imponera
ประทับใจ
etkilemekhayranlık uyandırmakiz bırakmakkafasına sokmakvurgulamak
gây ấn tượng

impress

A. [ɪmˈpres] VT
1. (= make good impression on) → impresionar
he does it just to impress peoplelo hace sólo para impresionar a la gente
he is not easily impressedno se deja impresionar fácilmente
how did she impress you?¿qué impresión te hizo or causó?
he impressed me quite favourablyme hizo muy buena impresión
I'm very impressed!¡estoy admirado!
I was not impressedno me hizo buena impresión
2. (= mark) (lit) → imprimir, estampar (fig) (in the mind) → grabar
to impress sth (up)on sb (fig) → convencer a algn de la importancia de algo
I tried to impress the importance of the job on himtraté de convencerle de la importancia del trabajo, traté de recalcar lo importante que era el trabajo
I must impress upon you thattengo que subrayar que ...
it impressed itself upon my mindse me quedó grabado en la mente
B. [ɪmˈpres] VIcausar buena impresión
C. [ˈɪmpres] Nimpresión f (fig) → marca f, huella f

impress

[ɪmˈprɛs] vt
(= make a favourable impression on) → impressionner
She's trying to impress you → Elle essaie de t'impressionner.
(= mark) → imprimer
(= emphasize) to impress sth on sb → bien faire comprendre qch à qn

impress

vt
personbeeindrucken; (= arouse admiration in)imponieren (+dat); how did it/he impress you?wie fanden Sie das/ihn?; he/it impressed me favourablyer/das hat einen guten or günstigen Eindruck auf mich gemacht; I am not impresseddas beeindruckt mich nicht, das imponiert mir gar nicht; she is not easily impressedsie lässt sich nicht so leicht beeindrucken; he doesn’t impress me as a politicianals Politiker macht er keinen Eindruck auf mich
(= fix in mind)einschärfen (on sb jdm); idea, danger, possibility(deutlich) klarmachen (on sb jdm)
(= press to make mark) to impress something onto/into somethingetw auf etw (acc)aufdrücken or aufprägen/in etw (acc)eindrücken or einprägen; his parting words impressed themselves on my mindseine Abschiedsworte haben sich mir eingeprägt; that day has remained impressed in my memorydiesen Tag werde ich nie vergessen
viEindruck machen; (person: deliberately) → Eindruck schinden (inf)
nAbdruck m

impress

[ɪmˈprɛs] vt
a. (make good impression on) → fare una buona impressione a or su, colpire favorevolmente
how did she impress you? → che impressione ti ha fatto?
he impressed me quite favourably → mi ha fatto un'impressione abbastanza buona
I'm not impressed → non ne sono rimasto colpito
b. (mark, stamp) → imprimere
to impress sth on sb (fig) → far comprendere qc a qn

impress

(imˈpres) verb
1. to cause feelings of admiration etc in (a person). I was impressed by his good behaviour.
2. (with on or upon) to stress (something to someone). I must impress upon you the need for silence.
3. to fix (a fact etc in the mind). She re-read the plans in order to impress the details on her memory.
4. make (a mark) on something by pressing. a footprint impressed in the sand.
imˈpression (-ʃən) noun
1. the idea or effect produced in someone's mind by a person, experience etc. The film made a great impression on me.
2. a vague idea. I have the impression that he's not pleased.
3. the mark left by an object on another object. The dog left an impression of its paws in the wet cement.
4. a single printing of a book etc.
imˈpressive (-siv) adjective
(negative unimpressive) making a great impression on a person's mind, feelings etc. an impressive ceremony.
imˈpressively adverb
imˈpressiveness noun
be under the impression (that)
to have the (often wrong) feeling or idea that. I was under the impression that you were paying for this meal.

impress

يُؤَثِّرُ فِي udělat dojem imponere beeindrucken εντυπωσιάζω impresionar tehdä vaikutus impressionner impresionirati colpire 強く印象づける 감명을 주다 indruk maken imponere zachwycić impressionar впечатлять imponera ประทับใจ etkilemek gây ấn tượng 留下印象
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A desire to impress the mind of his companion with the importance of the resolution he had made came over him and he nod- ded his head toward the house.
For here,--and if we fail to impress it suitably upon the reader, it is our own fault, not that of the theme, here is one of the truest points of melancholy interest that occur in ordinary life.
There he used to sit, gazing with a somewhat dim serenity of aspect at the figures that came and went, amid the rustle of papers, the administering of oaths, the discussion of business, and the casual talk of the office; all which sounds and circumstances seemed but indistinctly to impress his senses, and hardly to make their way into his inner sphere of contemplation.
And this old common-sense view she labored to impress upon Jurgis, pleading with him with tears in her eyes.
There was the impress of the despised race on her face, yet none could help feeling its mournful and pathetic beauty, while its stony sharpness, its cold, fixed, deathly aspect, struck a solemn chill over him.
He would be a poet who could impress the winds and streams into his service, to speak for him; who nailed words to their primitive senses, as farmers drive down stakes in the spring, which the frost has heaved; who derived his words as often as he used them--transplanted them to his page with earth adhering to their roots; whose words were so true and fresh and natural that they would appear to expand like the buds at the approach of spring, though they lay half smothered between two musty leaves in a library--aye, to bloom and bear fruit there, after their kind, annually, for the faithful reader, in sympathy with surrounding Nature.
They had their red guide-books open at the diagram of the view, and were painfully picking out the several mountains and trying to impress their names and positions on their memories.
I have sometimes thought that the mere hearing of those songs would do more to impress some minds with the horrible character of slavery, than the read- ing of whole volumes of philosophy on the subject could do.
There was stretched Sarah Reed's once robust and active frame, rigid and still: her eye of flint was covered with its cold lid; her brow and strong traits wore yet the impress of her inexorable soul.
The answer she received was guarded in the extreme: it did not impress her with a favorable opinion of Mr.
He was not missed; for, nobody who crossed the threshold looked for him, nobody asked for him, nobody wondered to see only Madame Defarge in her seat, presiding over the distribution of wine, with a bowl of battered small coins before her, as much defaced and beaten out of their original impress as the small coinage of humanity from whose ragged pockets they had come.
Now, the whole place was, or it should have been, quite as delightful a place as ever; and yet it did not impress me in the same way.