Pronunciation: /ɪmˈprɛs /[with object]
- 1Make (someone) feel admiration and respect: their performance impressed the judges [no object]: he has to put on an act to impressMore example sentences
make an impression on, have an impact on, influence, affect, leave a mark on, move, stir, rouse, excite, inspire, galvanize; dazzle, overcome, overwhelm, overpower, awe, overawe, take someone's breath away, take someone aback, amaze, astonish; (be impressed) feel admiration, feel respect• informal grab, stick in someone's mind
- I was immediately impressed by the fact that this place was packed with diners - usually an indicator that either the food is renowned for its excellence or for its cheapness.
- I have known Jenni for some years and she has always impressed me with her honesty, her tenacity, her cheerful, loving and caring nature.
- We are always impressed with artists who persist in making abstract work.
- 2Make a mark or design on (an object) using a stamp or seal: the company should impress the cards with a stampMore example sentences
- Each of the complete documents was found folded; two were tied with string and sealed with a lump of clay impressed with the same stamp.
- According to convention, the base of each piece is impressed with a red seal.
- These five sealings form a coherent record group, since they contain related subject content and are all impressed with the same seal.
- 2.1Apply (a mark) to something with pressure: Andean cultures used seals to impress designs on potteryMore example sentences
- A raised effect is created by impressing a design into wallcovering using either pressure or heat.
- Blind printing is a method where a raised design is impressed into the paper.
- Brass and, to some extent, bronze finishing tools have been used for centuries by bookbinders to impress designs and lines onto leather bindings.
- 3 (impress something on) Fix an idea in the mind of (someone): nobody impressed on me the need to saveMore example sentences
- If you want to impress any ideas on people, try being reasonable.
- You don't win friends by impressing your opinion on them.
- Importantly, his divorce lawyer also impressed this point on him.
- 4Apply (an electric current or potential) from an external source: (as adjective impressed) the total impressed voltageMore example sentences
- At this point the capacitor is fully charged and it carries the full impressed voltage.
- Polarity of the impressed voltage was controlled by using the diode as shown in Fig.5.
Pronunciation: /ˈɪmprɛs /[in singular] Back to top
- 1An act of making an impression or mark: bluish marks made by the impress of his fingersMore example sentences
- Also, the creepiest images - the ones that linger like the impress of clammy fingers on the back of your neck - are in the first volume.
- 1.2A person’s characteristic quality: his desire to put his own impress on the films he madeMore example sentences
- Although mainstream church attendance is in decline, Scotland bears the impress of its Protestant history.
- Thus it is that, although religions claim universality, much of what is claimed to be universal is discovered to bear the impress of culture, society and history.
- As empty spaces, they carry an impress of the pure sterility imparted by death - the sense of the ascetic and the pure that comes with too many washings of the same white sheet.
verb[with object] • historical
- 1Force (someone) to serve in an army or navy: a number of Poles, impressed into the German armyMore example sentences
- Both the Union and Confederate armies began impressing large numbers of African Americans, free and enslaved, for military labor.
- As the Mongol army advanced, they impressed the young men from the countryside into labor gangs to transport supplies and keep open the highways.
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- The Army's position is akin to the old British practice of impressment of sailors which was based on the premise that ‘once a British subject always a British subject.’
- The Confederate policies of impressments sometimes helped manufacturers convince Federal authorities that their production for the Confederate government had been based upon compulsion.
- Beattie focuses on the policies of military impressment, recruitment and drafting, as well as the conflicts over discipline, resistance, morale and honor which characterized popular reactions to military obligations.