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?
We are going to continue to stand up for the rule of law ... this is something we continue to impress upon the Chinese authorities, firmly and respectfully.
His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even... knowledge, was foolproof.
Every father wants to be loving to their children and thats whatI see with him. i like to feel that I still impress my kids all the time... Weve always said that this is not a vanity project for us.This is a legacy.
Absurdities and Anomalies of Life always amaze and amuse me. Shared here are my favorite 21 mind-boggling dichotomies: (i) Only Certainty in this world is that there is nothing Certain, except death and taxes off course, (ii) Only Constant is the Change, (iii) The more you try to impress folks, the less impressed they will be, (iv) The more afraid you become of death, the less likely you wll enjoy life, (v) The more afraid you are to fail, the more likely you will fail, (vi) The more you fail, the more likely you will succeed, (vii) The harder you push for anything, the harder it will be to achieve, (viii) The more available anything is, the less likely you will want it, (ix) The more you learn, the more you realize your ignorance, (x) The more you argue with spouse or boss, the less likely you will win, (xi) The more you try to come close, the farther you will get pushed, (xii) The more choices you will have, the less satisfied you will be with any of those, (xiii) The more connected you get in social network, more isolated you will become, (xiv) The more you talk about your flaws, the more perfect you become in society's eyes, (xv) Peace is the only battle worth fighting for, (xvi) In order to better understand the world, you will have to turn away from it, (xvii) The more the people talk about something, the less they know about it, (xviii) The less someone cares about others, the less he cares about himself, (xix) the more you hate a trait in others, the more likely you are avoiding it in your own self, (xx) Those who can't trust others can't be trusted, and finally (xxi) No matter what it is, at the end of the day, the less is always the more.
One who habitually jumps to conclusions to impress others with their knowledge, is offering opinions without reasoned judgment and wisdom.
Translations for impress
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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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