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Synonyms for impress
ɪmˈprɛs; ˈɪm prɛs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impress, impressment(verb)

    the act of coercing someone into government service


  2. 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

  3. impress(verb)

    impress positively

    "The young chess player impressed her audience"

    imprint, move, ingrain, instill, shanghai, strike, affect, yarn-dye, print

  4. impress, ingrain, instill(verb)

    produce or try to produce a vivid impression of

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

    instill, yarn-dye, impregnate, instil, strike, imprint, inculcate, ingrain, tincture, affect, print, move, shanghai, grain, transfuse, infuse

  5. impress, imprint(verb)

    mark or stamp with or as if with pressure

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

    imprint, move, ingrain, instill, shanghai, strike, affect, yarn-dye, print, form

  6. print, impress(verb)

    reproduce by printing

    imprint, move, ingrain, instill, shanghai, strike, publish, affect, yarn-dye, print

  7. shanghai, impress(verb)

    take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship

    "The men were shanghaied after being drugged"

    imprint, move, ingrain, instill, shanghai, strike, affect, yarn-dye, print

  8. impress, yarn-dye(verb)

    dye (fabric) before it is spun

    imprint, move, ingrain, instill, shanghai, strike, affect, yarn-dye, print


  1. impress(verb)

    confiscate, print, imprint, pressgang, stamp, seize, impound, sequester, make an impression

  2. impress(verb)

    To affect (someone) strongly and often favourably

    You impressed me with your command of Urdu.

    imprint, impound, print, seize, make an impression, confiscate, sequester, pressgang, stamp

  3. impress(verb)

    To produce a vivid impression of (something)

    That first view of the Eiger impressed itself on my mind.

    confiscate, seize, imprint, stamp, pressgang, make an impression, impound, sequester, print

  4. impress(verb)

    To mark or stamp (something) using pressure

    We impressed our footprints in the wet cement.

    make an impression, seize, print, imprint, confiscate, sequester, pressgang, impound, stamp

  5. impress(verb)

    To compel (someone) to serve in a military force

    The press gang used to impress people into the Navy.

    imprint, sequester, confiscate, print, stamp, pressgang, make an impression, impound, seize

  6. impress(verb)

    To seize or confiscate (property) by force

    The liner was impressed as a troop carrier.

    impound, seize, confiscate, print, stamp, make an impression, imprint, sequester, pressgang

  7. impress(verb)

    To make an impression, to be impressive

    Henderson impressed in his first game as captain.

    sequester, imprint, impound, make an impression, stamp, pressgang, seize, print, confiscate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. impress(n)

    imprint, print, device, motto, impression, stamp

  2. impress(v)

    stamp, print, imprint, inculcate, fix deeply

    learn, be impressed, be studious, be mindful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. impress(v. a.)

    stamp, print, imprint, mark by pressure

  2. impress(v. a.)

    inculcate, fix deeply

  3. impress(v. a.)

    press, force into public service

  4. impress(n.)

    print, imprint, stamp, impression, mark, seal

  5. impress(n.)

    device (as upon a seal), motto, cognizance, symbol, emblem

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How to use impress in a sentence?

  1. Henry Tuckerman:

    To impress others we must be earnest; to amuse them, it is only necessary to be kindly and fanciful.

  2. Dale Carnegie:

    Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.

  3. Mark S. Hertzog:

    There are authors who write to communicate, there are authors who write to impress themselves.

  4. Václav Havel:

    We ask ourselves all kinds of questions, such as why does a peacock have such beautiful feathers, and we may answer that he needs the feathers to impress a female peacock, but then we ask ourselves, and why is there a peacock? And then we ask, why is there anything living? And then we ask, why is there anything at all? And if you tell some advocate of scientism that the answer is a secret, he will go white hot and write a book. But it is a secret. And the experience of living with the secret and thinking about it is in itself a kind of faith.”

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

    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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