the act of coercing someone into government service
affect, impress, move, strike(verb)
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
"This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
touch, chance upon, dissemble, incite, act, expunge, move, motivate, affect, strickle, imprint, attain, be active, come upon, chance on, propel, impact, take, fall upon, strike, involve, shanghai, ingrain, assume, displace, make a motion, excise, collide with, coin, yarn-dye, fall, proceed, walk out, impinge on, go, sham, run into, scratch, shine, hit, prompt, regard, touch on, take up, bear on, locomote, mint, instill, travel, happen upon, bear upon, pretend, come to, run, print, feign, actuate, light upon, come across, discover
"The young chess player impressed her audience"
impress, ingrain, instill(verb)
produce or try to produce a vivid impression of
"Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us"
mark or stamp with or as if with pressure
"To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"
reproduce by printing
take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship
"The men were shanghaied after being drugged"
dye (fabric) before it is spun
To affect (someone) strongly and often favourably
You impressed me with your command of Urdu.
To produce a vivid impression of (something)
That first view of the Eiger impressed itself on my mind.
To mark or stamp (something) using pressure
We impressed our footprints in the wet cement.
To compel (someone) to serve in a military force
The press gang used to impress people into the Navy.
To seize or confiscate (property) by force
The liner was impressed as a troop carrier.
To make an impression, to be impressive
Henderson impressed in his first game as captain.
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How to use impress in a sentence?
To impress others we must be earnest; to amuse them, it is only necessary to be kindly and fanciful.
The top priority of Shanahan has to be to impress upon the government that we're going to do everything we can to get you into this conversation.
This is a place that was built to impress.
Those who are trying to impress others must puff themselves up.
Credit is what enables people to spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like.
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- beeindrucken, prägenGerman
- impresión, impresionarSpanish
- تحت تاثیر قرار دادنPersian
- impressionare, confiscare, requisireItalian
- beandrockenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- impressionar, imprimirPortuguese
- [[производить]] [[впечатление]], оттиск, [[произвести]] [[впечатление]]Russian
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