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