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Etymology[]

From Middle English impressen < Old French empresser < Latin imprimere (to press into or upon, stick, stamp, or dig into) < in (in, upon) + premere (to press).

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Impress

Third person singular
impress

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to Impress (third-person singular simple present impress, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (transitive) To affect (someone) strongly and often favourably
    You impressed me with your command of Urdu.
  2. (transitive) To produce a vivid impression of (something)
    That first view of the Eiger impressed itself on my mind.
  3. (transitive) To mark or stamp (something) using pressure
    We impressed our footprints in the wet cement.
  4. (transitive) To compel (someone) to serve in a military force
    The press gang used to impress people into the Navy.
  5. (transitive) To seize or confiscate (property) by force
    The liner was impressed as a troop carrier.
  6. (intransitive) To make an impression, to be impressive
    Henderson impressed in his first game as captain.

Pronunciation[]

  • (verb)
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    enPR: ĭmprĕsʹ, IPA: /ɪmˈprɛs/, SAMPA: /Im"prEs/
  • (noun)
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    enPR: ĭmʹprĕs, IPA: /ˈɪmprɛs/, SAMPA: /"ImprEs/
  • Rhymes: -ɛs

Synonyms[]

  • (affect (someone) strongly and often favourably): make an impression on
  • (produce a vivid impression of):
  • (mark or stamp (something) using pressure): imprint, print, stamp
  • (compel (someone) to serve in a military force): pressgang
  • (seize or confiscate (property) by force): confiscate, impound, seize, sequester

Translations[]

Noun[]

Singular
Impress

Plural
es

Impress (es)

  1. The act of impressing
  2. An impression, and impressed image or copy of something
    • 1908, Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans’, Norton 2005, p. 1330:
      We know that you were pressed for money, that you took an impress of the keys which your brother held [...].
  3. A stamp or seal used to make an impression
  4. An impression on the mind, imagination etc.
    • 2007, John Burrow, A History of Histories, Penguin 2009, p. 187:
      Such admonitions, in the English of the Authorized Version, left an indelible impress on imaginations nurtured on the Bible [...].

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Anagrams[]

  • eimprss,
  • mispers
  • permiss
  • premiss
  • simpers

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