Dictionary Results for impress

1. impress - noun

· the act of coercing someone into government service

Synonym(s): impressment

Hypernym(s): seizure

2. impress - verb

· have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"; "he was dumb-struck by the news"; "her comments struck a sour note"

Synonym(s): affect, move, strike

3. impress - verb

· impress positively; "The young chess player impressed her audience"

Hypernym(s): affect, impress, move, strike

4. impress - verb

· produce or try to produce a vivid impression of; "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us"

Synonym(s): ingrain, instill

Hypernym(s): affect, impress, move, strike

5. impress - verb

· mark or stamp with or as if with pressure; "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"

Synonym(s): imprint

Hypernym(s): change_surface

6. impress - verb

· reproduce by printing

Synonym(s): print

Hypernym(s): write

7. impress - verb

· take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship; "The men were shanghaied after being drugged"

Synonym(s): shanghai

Hypernym(s): kidnap, nobble, abduct, snatch

8. impress - verb

· dye (fabric) before it is spun

Synonym(s): yarn-dye

Hypernym(s): dye

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