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Definition 1: the act of coercing someone into government service - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for impress in the sense of this definition

(impress is a kind of ...) the taking possession of something by legal process

Definition 2: dye (fabric) before it is spun - [verb of change]

Synonyms for impress in the sense of this definition

(impress is a kind of ...) color with dye

"Please dye these shoes"

Definition 3: produce or try to produce a vivid impression of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where impress or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us

Synonyms for impress in the sense of this definition

(impress is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 4: mark or stamp with or as if with pressure - [verb of contact]

Samples where impress or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • To make a batik, you impress a design with wax

Synonyms for impress in the sense of this definition

(impress is a kind of ...) undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface

(... is a kind of impress ) to mark, or produce an imprint in or on something

"a man whose name is permanently stamped on our maps"

(... is a kind of impress ) raise in a relief

"embossed stationery"

(impress implies ...) exert pressure or force to or upon

"He pressed down on the boards" "press your thumb on this spot"

Definition 5: take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship - [verb of contact]

Samples where impress or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The men were shanghaied after being drugged

Synonyms for impress in the sense of this definition

(impress is a kind of ...) take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom

"The industrialist's son was kidnapped"

(impress belongs to category ...) (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

"a long record of crimes"

Definition 6: reproduce by printing - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for impress in the sense of this definition

(impress is a kind of ...) mark or trace on a surface

"The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper" "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet"

(... is a kind of impress ) set down or print with letters

(... is a kind of impress ) set in type

"My book will be typeset nicely" "set these words in italics"

(... is a kind of impress ) take a trial impression of

(... is a kind of impress ) produce by offset printing

"offset the conference proceedings"

(... is a kind of impress ) print (additional text or colors) onto an already imprinted paper

(... is a kind of impress ) print with an implement with small toothed wheels that cuts small holes in a stencil

(... is a kind of impress ) print in boldface

(... is a kind of impress ) print in italics

Definition 7: impress positively - [verb of emotion]

Samples where impress or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The young chess player impressed her audience

(impress is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of impress ) make a positive impression (on someone) beforehand

"A prepossessing appearance"

(... is a kind of impress ) impress greatly

"The speaker wowed the audience"

Definition 8: have an emotional or cognitive impact upon - [verb of emotion]

Samples where impress or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for impress in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of impress ) affect in a contagious way

"His laughter infects everyone who is in the same room"

(... is a kind of impress ) move or affect (a person's emotions or bodily feelings) deeply or sharply

"The cold pierced her bones" "Her words pierced the students"

(... is a kind of impress ) impress positively

"The young chess player impressed her audience"

(... is a kind of impress ) overwhelm emotionally

"Her swept her away"

(... is a kind of impress ) move deeply

"This book upset me" "A troubling thought"

(... is a kind of impress ) affect emotionally

"A stirring movie" "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"

(... is a kind of impress ) arouse sympathy or compassion in

"Her fate moved us all"

(... is a kind of impress ) make unhappy

"The news of her death saddened me"

(... is a kind of impress ) make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated

"the boring work alienated his employees"

(... is a kind of impress ) make gloomy or depressed

"Their faces were clouded with sadness"

(... is a kind of impress ) affect suddenly with deep feeling

"He was smitten with love for this young girl"

(... is a kind of impress ) refer to or be relevant or familiar to

"I hope this message hits home!"

(... is a kind of impress ) affect in a disagreeable way

"This play jarred the audience"

(... is a kind of impress ) strike suddenly and with force

"This show zaps the viewers with some shocking scenes"

(... is a kind of impress ) render speechless, as by surprising or shocking

"we were struck dumb by the candidate's announcement"

(... is a kind of impress ) impress or affect deeply

"The event engraved itself into her memory"

(... is a kind of impress ) cause to be surprised

"The news really surprised me"

(... is a kind of impress ) make aware

"They were awakened to the sad facts"

(... is a kind of impress ) produce or try to produce a vivid impression of

"Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us"

(impress causes ...) undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind

"She felt resentful" "He felt regret"

(impress has a similar meaning as ...) give an incentive for action

"This moved me to sacrifice my career"

(impress has a similar meaning as ...) cause to experience suddenly

"Panic struck me" "An interesting idea hit her" "A thought came to me" "The thought struck terror in our minds" "They were struck with fear"

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