Definition of Impress

1. Noun. The act of coercing someone into government service.

Exact synonyms: Impressment
Generic synonyms: Seizure

2. Verb. Have an emotional or cognitive impact upon. "The good news will impress her"; "This behavior struck me as odd"

3. Verb. Impress positively. "The performance is likely to impress Sue"; "The young chess player impressed her audience"
Generic synonyms: Affect, Move, Strike
Specialized synonyms: Prepossess, Wow
Derivative terms: Impressive

4. Verb. Produce or try to produce a vivid impression of. "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us"
Exact synonyms: Ingrain, Instill
Generic synonyms: Affect, Move, Strike
Derivative terms: Impressive, Instilling

5. Verb. Mark or stamp with or as if with pressure. "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"
Exact synonyms: Imprint
Generic synonyms: Change Surface
Specialized synonyms: Stamp, Boss, Emboss, Stamp
Entails: Press
Derivative terms: Impression, Imprint

6. Verb. Reproduce by printing.
Exact synonyms: Print
Generic synonyms: Write
Specialized synonyms: Letter, Set, Typeset, Prove, Offset, Overprint, Print Over, Cyclostyle, Boldface, Italicise, Italicize
Derivative terms: Print, Printer, Printer, Printer, Printing

7. Verb. Take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship. "The men were shanghaied after being drugged"
Exact synonyms: Shanghai
Category relationships: Crime, Criminal Offence, Criminal Offense, Law-breaking, Offence, Offense
Generic synonyms: Abduct, Kidnap, Nobble, Snatch
Derivative terms: Impressment, Shanghaier

8. Verb. Dye (fabric) before it is spun.
Exact synonyms: Yarn-dye
Generic synonyms: Dye

Definition of Impress

1. v. t. To press, stamp, or print something in or upon; to mark by pressure, or as by pressure; to imprint (that which bears the impression).

2. v. i. To be impressed; to rest.

3. n. The act of impressing or making.

Definition of Impress

1. Verb. (transitive) To affect (someone) strongly and often favourably ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To produce a vivid impression of (something) ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To mark or stamp (something) using pressure ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To compel (someone) to serve in a military force ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To seize or confiscate (property) by force ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To make an impression, to be impressive ¹

7. Noun. The act of impressing ¹

8. Noun. An impression, and impressed image or copy of something ¹

9. Noun. A stamp or seal used to make an impression ¹

10. Noun. An impression on the mind, imagination etc. ¹

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Definition of Impress

1. to affect strongly [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Impress

1. 1. To press, stamp, or print something in or upon; to mark by pressure, or as by pressure; to imprint (that which bears the impression). "His heart, like an agate, with your print impressed." (Shak) 2. To produce by pressure, as a mark, stamp, image, etc.; to imprint (a mark or figure upon something). 3. To fix deeply in the mind; to present forcibly to the attention, etc.; to imprint; to inculcate. "Impress the motives of persuasion upon our own hearts till we feel the force of them." (I. Watts) 4. [See Imprest, Impress, 5] To take by force for public service; as, to impress sailors or money. "The second five thousand pounds impressed for the service of the sick and wounded prisoners." (Evelyn) Origin: L. Impressus, p. P. Of imprimere to impress; pref. Im- in, on + premere to press. See Press to squeeze, and cf. Imprint. To be impressed; to rest. "Such fiendly thoughts in his heart impress." (Chaucer) 1. The act of impressing or making. 2. 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. "The impresses of the insides of these shells." (Woodward) "This weak impress of love is as a figure Trenched in ice." (Shak) 3. Characteristic; mark of distinction; stamp. 4. A device. See Impresa. "To describe . . . Emblazoned shields, Impresses quaint." (Milton) 5. [See Imprest, Press to force into service] The act of impressing, or taking by force for the public service; compulsion to serve; also, that which is impressed. "Why such impress of shipwrights?" (Shak) Impress gang, a party of men, with an officer, employed to impress seamen for ships of war; a press gang. Impress money, a sum of money paid, immediately upon their entering service, to men who have been impressed. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Impress

impress (current term)
impressio cardiaca hepatis
impressio cardiaca pulmonis
impressio colica
impressio duodenalis

Literary usage of Impress

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"'s impress at the Field of the Cloth of Gold, — Jacobite Psalter, ... The story of the impress, it will be seen, does not appear in this extract. ..."

2. Journal of the American Medical Association by American Medical Association (1890)
"hypnotism in the rush and revolution of events that so profoundly impress the brain and nervous system, in this country. We commend this new field of ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"But impress-meat, a seizing of provisions or sailors for public service, is a coined word from the press in Press-gang, qv 3 IMPRINT, to print upon, ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"It might be supposed that the number of times was in any case sufficient to impress a tolerably exact recollection of the hall, but the drawings vary to ..."

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