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  Definition of impress
  1. the act of coercing someone into government service
  2. dye (fabric) before it is spun
  3. produce or try to produce a vivid impression of; "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us"
  4. take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship; "The men were shanghaied after being drugged"
  5. mark or stamp with or as if with pressure; "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"
  6. reproduce by printing
  7. have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
  8. impress positively; "The young chess player impressed her audience"
Similar Words: impressment, yarn-dye, ingrain, instill, shanghai, imprint, print, affect, move, strike

 

Hyponyms: stamp, emboss, boss, letter, typeset, prove, offset, multigraph, overprint, print over, cyclostyle, boldface, italicize, italicise, infect, surprise, ingrain, instill, awaken, engrave, strike dumb, zap, jar, hit home, strike home, strike a chord, strike a note, smite, cloud, pierce, sweep away, sweep off, disturb, upset, trouble, touch, stir, move, sadden, prepossess, wow

 

Grouped Verbs: hit, strike, come to, motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite

 

Entailments: press

 

Derivational Morphology: shanghai, inculcation, ingraining, instilling, impressment, shanghaier, seizer, imprint, embossment, impression, print, black and white, printer, pressman, printing machine, printing, printing process, affect

 

Anagrams: pismire, premise, premiss

 

 
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