Definitions for impress

Definitions for (noun) impress

Main entry: impress, impressment

Definition: the act of coercing someone into government service

Definitions for (verb) impress

Main entry: impress, yarn-dye

Definition: dye (fabric) before it is spun

Main entry: impress, ingrain, instill

Definition: produce or try to produce a vivid impression of

Usage: Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us

Main entry: impress, shanghai

Definition: take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship

Usage: The men were shanghaied after being drugged

Main entry: impress, imprint

Definition: mark or stamp with or as if with pressure

Usage: To make a batik, you impress a design with wax

Main entry: print, impress

Definition: reproduce by printing

Main entry: affect, strike, move, impress

Definition: have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

Usage: This child impressed me as unusually mature; This behavior struck me as odd

Main entry: impress

Definition: impress positively

Usage: The young chess player impressed her audience

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