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English noun: imprint

1. imprint (cognition) a distinctive influence

SamplesEnglish stills bears the imprint of the Norman invasion.

Broader (hypernym)influence

2. imprint (shape) a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

SamplesHe left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud.

Synonymsdepression, impression

Broader (hypernym)concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature

Narrower (hyponym)channel, chap, crack, cranny, crease, crevice, crinkle, dent, dimple, dimple, dip, droop, fissure, furrow, groove, incision, line, prick, sag, scratch, seam, slit, wrinkle

3. imprint (communication) an identification of a publisher; a publisher's name along with the date and address and edition that is printed at the bottom of the title page

SamplesThe book was published under a distinguished imprint.

Broader (hypernym)identification

4. imprint (communication) an impression produced by pressure or printing


Broader (hypernym)impression, stamp

5. imprint (artifact) a device produced by pressure on a surface

Broader (hypernym)device

Narrower (hyponym)impression

English verb: imprint

1. imprint (social) establish or impress firmly in the mind

SamplesWe imprint our ideas onto our children.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something on somebody

Broader (hypernym)act upon, influence, work

2. imprint (contact) mark or stamp with or as if with pressure

SamplesTo make a batik, you impress a design with wax.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)change surface

Narrower (hyponym)boss, emboss, stamp, stamp


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