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Definitions of impress:

  • noun:   the act of coercing someone into government service
  • verb:   dye (fabric) before it is spun
  • verb:   produce or try to produce a vivid impression of
  • verb:   mark or stamp with or as if with pressure
    Example: "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"
  • verb:   impress positively
    Example: "The young chess player impressed her audience"
  • verb:   take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship
  • verb:   reproduce by printing
  • verb:   have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
    Example: "This child impressed me as unusually mature"


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