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English noun: impress

1. impress (act) the act of coercing someone into government service


Synonymsimpressment


Broader (hypernym)seizure


English verb: impress

1. impress (emotion) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon


SamplesThis child impressed me as unusually mature.
This behavior struck me as odd.


ExamplesThe bad news will impress him, The good news will impress her


Synonymsaffect, move, strike


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)alienate, awaken, cloud, disturb, engrave, hit home, impress, impress, infect, ingrain, instill, jar, move, pierce, sadden, smite, stir, strike a chord, strike a note, strike dumb, strike home, surprise, sweep away, sweep off, touch, trouble, upset, zap


Causeexperience, feel


Verb groupactuate, come to, hit, incite, motivate, move, prompt, propel, strike

2. impress (emotion) impress positively


SamplesThe young chess player impressed her audience.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to impress Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)affect, impress, move, strike


Narrower (hyponym)prepossess, wow

3. impress (cognition) produce or try to produce a vivid impression of


SamplesMother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us.


Synonymsingrain, instill


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)affect, impress, move, strike

4. impress (contact) mark or stamp with or as if with pressure


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


Synonymsimprint


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)change surface


Narrower (hyponym)boss, emboss, stamp, stamp


Entailpress

5. impress (creation) reproduce by printing


Synonymsprint


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)write


Narrower (hyponym)boldface, cyclostyle, italicise, italicize, letter, offset, overprint, print over, prove, set, typeset

6. impress (contact) take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship


SamplesThe men were shanghaied after being drugged.


Synonymsshanghai


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)abduct, kidnap, nobble, snatch


Domain categorycrime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense

7. impress (change) dye (fabric) before it is spun


Synonymsyarn-dye


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)dye









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