1. the act of coercing someone into government service
Similar word(s): impressment
1. have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
- This child impressed me as unusually mature
Definition categories: emotion
2. impress positively
- The young chess player impressed her audience
3. produce or try to produce a vivid impression of
4. mark or stamp with or as if with pressure
- To make a batik, you impress a design with wax
Similar word(s): imprint
Definition categories: contact
5. reproduce by printing
Similar word(s): print
6. take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship
Similar word(s): shanghai
7. dye (fabric) before it is spun
Sentences with impress as a verb:
- You impressed me with your command of Urdu.
- Henderson impressed in his first game as captain.
- That first view of the Eiger impressed itself on my mind.
- We impressed our footprints in the wet cement.
- The press gang used to impress people into the Navy.
- The liner was impressed as a troop carrier.