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Verb: impress  im'pres
  1. Have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
    "This child impressed me as unusually mature";
    - affect, move, strike
  2. Invoke admiration; make a positive impression
    "The young chess player impressed her audience"
  3. Produce or try to produce a vivid impression of
    "Mother tried to impress respect for our elders in us";
    - ingrain, instill, engrain
  4. Mark or stamp with or as if with pressure
    "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax";
    - imprint
  5. Reproduce by printing
    - print
  6. (crime) Take (someone) against their will for compulsory service, especially on board of a ship
    "The men were impressed after being drugged";
    - shanghai
  7. Dye (fabric) before it is spun
    - yarn-dye
Noun: impress  im'pres
  1. The act of coercing someone into government service
    - impressment

Derived forms: impresses, impressed, impressing

Type of: abduct, change surface, dye, kidnap, nobble [Brit, informal], seizure, snatch, write

Encyclopedia: Impress