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im·press 1

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

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)

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


having had an impression made on oneself; experiencing a strong, lasting, or favourable effect
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.impressed - deeply or markedly affected or influenced
affected - acted upon; influenced
johon on tehty vaikutus
감명을 받은
có ấn tượng


[ɪmˈprɛst] adjimpressionné(e)
I'm very impressed! → Je suis très impressionné!
to be impressed by sb/sth, to be impressed with sb/sth → être impressionné(e) par qn/qch


مُتَأَثِّرٌ ohromený imponeret beeindruckt εντυπωσιασμένος impresionado johon on tehty vaikutus impressionné impresioniran impressionato 印象づけられた 감명을 받은 onder de indruk imponert zachwycony impressionado впечатленный imponerad รู้สึกประทับใจ etkilenmiş có ấn tượng 印象深刻的
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I'll help you with the hard words, and they'' explain things if we don't understand," whispered Beth, very much impressed by the pretty books and her sisters, example.
Yet I can't help being impressed by this," and, having found the article in the magazine to which he referred, he handed it to his chum.
A characteristic which distinguished them and which impressed Mrs.
While all the images and events he had witnessed remained deeply impressed on his memory, he felt a difficulty in persuading him of their truth.
It was impressed on Hepzibah's mind that this was the husband of the care-wrinkled woman.
It impressed me as if the ancient Surveyor, in his garb of a hundred years gone by, and wearing his immortal wig -- which was buried with him, but did not perish in the grave -- had bet me in the deserted chamber of the Custom-House.
This person proved, on her presenting herself, for judgment, at a house in Harley Street, that impressed her as vast and imposing--this prospective patron proved a gentleman, a bachelor in the prime of life, such a figure as had never risen, save in a dream or an old novel, before a fluttered, anxious girl out of a Hampshire vicarage.
But these marks do not seem to be impressed upon the isinglass substance above mentioned, but seem to be seen through it, as if they were engraved upon the body itself.
I always was proud of it before;" and George sat very straight on his horse, and looked round with an air, as if he expected the state would be impressed with his opinion.
I was impressed as if some ancient and altogether admirable and shining family had settled there in that part of the land called Concord, unknown to me--to whom the sun was servant--who had not gone into society in the village--who had not been called on.
I was so impressed with this, that sometimes when she began to empty one of these sen- tences on me I unconsciously took the very attitude of reverence, and stood uncovered; and if words had been water, I had been drowned, sure.
The next day--that is to say, on the fourth of September--something occurred which profoundly impressed Roxana.