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Definitions of impress

  1. have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; " This child impressed me as unusually mature"; " This behavior struck me as odd"
  2. impress positively; " The young chess player impressed her audience"
  3. the act of coercing someone into government service
  4. dye ( fabric) before it is spun
  5. make a deep and indelible impression on someone
  6. take ( someone) against his will for compulsory service, esp. on board a ship; " The men were shanghaied after being drugged"
  7. mark or stamp with or as if with pressure; " To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"
  8. reproduce by printing
  9. produce or try to produce a vivid impression of; " Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us"
  10. take ( someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship; " The men were shanghaied after being drugged"
  11. A device. See Impresa.
  12. To press, stamp, or print something in or upon; to mark by pressure, or as by pressure; to imprint ( that which bears the impression).
  13. To produce by pressure, as a mark, stamp, image, etc.; to imprint ( a mark or figure upon something).
  14. Fig.: To fix deeply in the mind; to present forcibly to the attention, etc.; to imprint; to inculcate.
  15. To take by force for public service; as, to impress sailors or money.
  16. To be impressed; to rest.
  17. The act of impressing or making.
  18. A mark made by pressure; an indentation; imprint; the image or figure of anything, formed by pressure or as if by pressure; result produced by pressure or influence.
  19. Characteristic; mark of distinction; stamp.
  20. The act of impressing, or taking by force for the public service; compulsion to serve; also, that which is impressed.
  21. To mark, stamp, or print by putting force upon; to affect with force, or stamp deeply on, the mind; to imprint; as, to impress footsteps on wet sand; compel to enter the public service, as soldiers or sailors; formerly, to seize, by force, for British naval service; seize for the public service, as money or provisions.
  22. A mark made by bearing down upon; an image or figure; a mark of distinction; characteristic; stamp; an image fixed in the mind.
  23. To press upon: to mark by pressure: to produce by pressure: to stamp: to fix deeply ( in the mind): to force into service, esp. the public service.
  24. That which is made by pressure: stamp, likeness: device, motto.
  25. Mark of pressure; stamp.
  26. To mark by pressure; stamp; fix deeply in the mind; force into service.
  27. To form or fix by pressure; mark by pressure; indent.
  28. A mark or indentation produced by pressure; effect; stamp.
  29. To force into public service; seize for public use; conscript.
  30. A mark, figure, or image made by pressure; stamp; likeness; device; motto; act of forcing into military or naval service.
  31. To mark by pressure; to print; to mark; to fix deeply; to seize; to force into public service.
  32. To make a mark or figure by pressing; to stamp; to indent; to fix deep, as in the mind; to seize or employ for the public service.
  33. A mark or figure made by pressing; a stamp; the image or figure of anything, as if formed by pressure.
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Quotes of impress

  1. I've reached a point in life where it's no longer necessary to try to impress If they like me the way I am, that's good. If they don't, that's too bad. – Corazon Aquino
  2. If coming events are said to cast their shadows before, past events cannot fall to leave their impress behind them. – H. P. Blavatsky
  3. Every time I went into the studio some engineer tried to impress me with how they're going to capture my sound with all kinds of tricks. But they limited the sound and never allowed me to play how I felt. – Dick Dale
  4. It's all about people. It's about networking and being nice to people and not burning any bridges. Your book is going to impress but in the end it is people that are going to hire you. – Mike Davidson
  5. Maybe because she doesn't try so hard to seduce and impress I guess that's why some guys fell for her. Because she's so different and crazy and we all like a little bit of that in our life. – Caroline Dhavernas
  6. The school -boy doesn't force himself to learn his vocabularies and rules altogether at night, but knows that be must impress them again in the morning. – Hermann Ebbinghaus
  7. Well the wedding in the words of the Archbishop of Canterbury was a fairy tale and there was a huge public impress investment of goodwill, affection and indeed money in this Institution. It was a huge success at the time. – Anthony Holden
  8. I had only that one picture, Hitler, the Beast of Berlin, in which I had a part big enough to impress anyone. I tried for better roles over and over again. – Alan Ladd
  9. Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon. – David Ogilvy
  10. I'm not particularly impressed with going 50 miles per gallon. That doesn't impress me when we can go to the moon. – Alexandra Paul
  11. Why do you think the old stories tell of men who set out on great journeys to impress the gods? Because trying to impress people just isn't worth the time and effort. – Henry Rollins
  12. You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which "clicks." – Florence Scovel Shinn
  13. We learned a verse of this and that and we were having fun with the songs. Tommy would make up stories to go along with them and I would yell at him, 'Hey, stupid, that's not right,' and he was like a silly kid trying to impress – Dick Smothers
  14. You can get sucked into the idea that, 'Gosh, this is impressive. Maybe I should do this. It will look good.' Or 'I'll write like this because it will impress that critic.' – Amy Tan
  15. If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends. – Orson Welles

Usage examples for impress

  1. I may also be able to describe my walk or drive in such a way that it will make a deep impress upon the reader's mind. – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  2. The impress was, Bocchus delivering, and Sylla receiving, Jugurtha. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  3. I impress that upon her mother. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  4. How could that impress Adam? – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  5. And don't fail to impress upon him his duty to his family. – The Pines of Lory by John Ames Mitchell
  6. " Look here, Griggs," said he, " there is something I want to impress upon your mind." – Mr. Isaacs by F. Marion Crawford
  7. He doesn't impress me as the sort of man to lose either his heart or his head over a woman." – The Short Cut by Jackson Gregory
  8. " You think that will impress the Council? – Warlord of Kor by Terry Gene Carr
  9. Under her eyes, on her clear skin there were dark shadows, which looked as if they had been made by the impress of carboned thumbs which had pressed tired eyes to sleep. – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  10. Considering what had occurred that afternoon, this remark could not fail to impress Mrs. Cristie, and she stopped and looked at him. – The Squirrel Inn by Frank R. Stockton
  11. Neither of these towns can get away from the impress of the average girl. – The Girl and Her Religion by Margaret Slattery
  12. Objects impress us, and we have sensations or impressions. – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  13. It was characteristic of her that she did not grow angry and indignant; nor, in a theatrical spirit, immediately attempt to impress him with the fact that she was a good, virtuous woman, and that his suggestion filled her with horror. – Winding Paths by Gertrude Page
  14. This lovely place, which everywhere shows the impress of your hand, is not a prison. – The Good Time Coming by T. S. Arthur
  15. It is to be hoped that the young man learned the lesson which his teacher thus sought to impress upon his mind. – The True Citizen, How To Become One by W. F. Markwick, D. D. and W. A. Smith, A. B.
  16. She said she would sing to me, and be the light of my dreams; but even this failed to impress me with a due respect for her desires. – The Life and Adventures of Maj. Roger Sherman Potter by "Pheleg Van Trusedale" A pseudonym for Francis Colburn Adams
  17. A jury trial is a poor mode of doing justice, if there is a rule of law which, as applied to certain facts, should control the verdict, unless that rule of law be both stated by the judge, and so stated as to impress upon the jury that it is their sworn duty to apply it, if the facts which they may find to exist are such as to come under its operation. – The American Judiciary by Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD
  18. From Touraine, in the sixteenth century, spread that influence which left its impress even on the capital of the kingdom itself, not only in respect to architectural art, but in manners and customs as well. – Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Country by Francis Miltoun
  19. To be sure, Dale noticed that he no longer seemed to try to impress his attitude on the others in his patrol. – Under Boy Scout Colors by Joseph Bushnell Ames
  20. I called you in to impress you with the security of the bank. – Brewster's Millions by George Barr McCutcheon

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