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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
impress (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to apply with pressure so as to - imprint
b) to produce (as a mark) by pressure
c) to mark by or as if by pressure or stamping
2.
a) to produce a vivid of - impression
b) to affect especially forcibly or deeply gain the admiration or interest of - her honesty impressed us
3.
intransitive verb
- transfer transmit to produce an impression affect
impress (noun)
1.
a characteristic or distinctive mark - stamp the impress of a fresh and vital intelligence is stamped … in his work Lytton Strachey
2.
- impression effect have an impress on history
3.
the act of impressing
4.
a) a mark made by pressure - imprint
b) an image of something formed by or as if by pressure , especially - seal
c) a product of pressure or influence
impress (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to levy or take by force for public service , especially to force into naval service
2.
a) to procure or enlist by forcible persuasion
b) - force impressed him into a white coat for the Christmas festivities Nancy Hale
impress (noun)
- impressment
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
impress (noun)
a perceptible trace left by pressure
SYNONIMS:
impress, impression, imprint, stamp
RELATED WORDS:
dent, hollow, indent, indentation, indenture; mark, sign
impress (verb)
1.
to act upon (a person or a person's feelings) so as to cause a response
SYNONIMS:
impact, impress, influence, move, reach, strike, sway, tell (on), touch
RELATED WORDS:
carry away, dazzle, enrapture, entrance, enthrall ( enthral), ravish, transport; bias, color; inspire, stir; engage, interest, involve, penetrate, pierce; afflict, agitate, bother, concern, discomfort, discompose, disquiet, distress, disturb, fluster, harass, harry, perturb, pester, plague, smite, strain, stress, trouble, try, upset, worry, wring; allure, attract, bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, fascinate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bore, jade, pall, tire, weary; underwhelm
impress (verb)
2.
to produce a vivid impression of
SYNONIMS:
brand, etch, impress, imprint, infix, ingrain ( engrain)
RELATED WORDS:
enroot, imbue, implant, inculcate, infuse, instill; fix, set, stamp
NEAR ANTONYMS:
blot out, erase, expunge, obliterate
impress (verb)
3.
to cause (a person) to give in to pressure
SYNONIMS:
blackjack, coerce, compel, constrain, dragoon, drive, impel, impress, make, muscle, obligate, oblige, press, pressure, sandbag
RELATED WORDS:
browbeat, bulldoze, bully, cow, hector, intimidate; blackmail, high-pressure, menace, shame, terrorize, threaten; drag; badger, harass, hound
NEAR ANTONYMS:
allow, let, permit; argue, convince, induce, move, persuade, prevail (on upon), satisfy, talk (into), win (over)
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