HyperDic: impress

English > 8 senses of the word impress:
VERBemotionimpress, affect, move, strikehave an emotional or cognitive impact / impact upon
emotionimpressimpress positively
cognitionimpress, ingrain, instillproduce or try to produce a vivid impression of
contactimpress, imprintmark or stamp with or as if with pressure
creationimpress, printreproduce by printing
contactimpress, shanghaitake (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship
changeimpress, yarn-dyedye (fabric) before it is spun
NOUNactimpress, impressmentthe act of coercing someone into government service
impress > pronunciation
Soundsihmpreh's; ih'mpreh.s
RhymesABS ... yes: 78 rhymes with ehs...
English > impress: 8 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of coercing someone into government service.
Synonymimpressment
BroaderseizureThe taking possession of something by legal process
Spanishimpresión, requisa, requisición
Catalanrequisa, requisició
Verbsimpresstake (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship
English > impress: 8 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningHave an emotional or cognitive impact / impact upon.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will impress him; The good news will impress her
Example"This child impressed me as unusually mature"
Synonymsaffect, move, strike
Cause tofeel, experienceUndergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind
NarroweralienateMake withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated
awakenmake aware / aware
cloudmake gloomy or depressed
disturb, upset, troubleMove deeply
engraveimpress or affect deeply
hit home, strike home, strike a chord, strike a noterefer to or be relevant or familiar / familiar to
impress, ingrain, instillproduce or try to produce a vivid impression of
impressimpress positively
infectaffect in a contagious way
jaraffect in a disagreeable way
moveArouse sympathy or compassion in
pierceMove or affect (a person's emotions or bodily feelings) deeply or sharply
saddenmake unhappy
smiteaffect suddenly with deep feeling
strike dumbRender speechless, as by surprising or shocking
surpriseCause to be surprised
sweep away, sweep offoverwhelm emotionally
touch, stiraffect emotionally
zapstrike suddenly and with force
Similar tohit, strike, come toCause to experience suddenly
motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, inciteGive an incentive for action / action
Spanishafectar, conmover, impresionar, repercutir
Catalanafectar, repercutir
Adjectivesimpressibleeasily impressed or influenced
impressivemaking a strong or vivid impression
impressiveproducing a strong effect
English > impress: 8 senses > verb 2, emotion
Meaningimpress positively.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to impress Sue
Example"The young chess player impressed her audience"
Narrowerprepossessmake a positive impression (on someone) beforehand
wowimpress greatly
Broaderaffect, impress, move, strikeHave an emotional or cognitive impact / impact upon
Spanishimpresionar
Catalanimpressionar
Adjectivesimpressivemaking a strong or vivid impression
English > impress: 8 senses > verb 3, cognition
Meaningproduce or try to produce a vivid impression of.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Synonymsingrain, instill
Broaderaffect, impress, move, strikeHave an emotional or cognitive impact / impact upon
Spanishimpresionar, marcar
Catalanimpressionar, marcar
Adjectivesimpressiveproducing a strong effect
English > impress: 8 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningmark or stamp with or as if with pressure.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Example"To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"
Synonymimprint
EntailspressExert pressure or force to or upon
Narroweremboss, boss, stampRaise in a relief
stampTo mark, or produce an imprint in or on something
Broaderchange surfaceUndergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
Spanishestampar, imprimir
Catalanestampar, imprimir
Nounsimpressionthe act of pressing one thing on or into the surface / surface of another
English > impress: 8 senses > verb 5, creation
MeaningReproduce by printing.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymprint
NarrowerboldfacePrint in boldface
cyclostylePrint with an implement with small toothed wheels that cuts small holes in a stencil
italicize, italicisePrint in italics
letterset down or print with letters
offsetproduce by offset printing
overprint, print overPrint (additional text or colors) onto an already imprinted paper
proveTake a trial impression of
typeset, setSet in type
Broaderwritemark or trace on a surface
Spanishimprimir
English > impress: 8 senses > verb 6, contact
MeaningTake (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymshanghai
Categorycrime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
Broaderkidnap, nobble, abduct, snatchtake away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
Nounsimpress, impressmentthe act of coercing someone into government service
English > impress: 8 senses > verb 7, change
Meaningdye (fabric) before it is spun.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymyarn-dye
Broaderdyecolor with dye
Spanishestampar
Catalanestampar

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