What is impress?

  • (noun): The act of coercing someone into government service.
    Synonyms: impressment
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "impress":

  • (verb): Dye (fabric) before it is spun.
    Synonyms: yarn-dye
  • (verb): Mark or stamp with or as if with pressure.
    Example: "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"
    Synonyms: imprint
  • (verb): Take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship.
    Synonyms: shanghai
  • (verb): Produce or try to produce a vivid impression of.
    Synonyms: ingrain, instill
  • (verb): Impress positively.
    Example: "The young chess player impressed her audience"
  • (verb): Have an emotional or cognitive impact upon.
    Synonyms: affect, move, strike
  • (verb): Reproduce by printing.
    Synonyms: print

Famous quotes containing the word impress:

    Much of the pressure contemporary parents feel with respect to dressing children in designer clothes, teaching young children academics, and giving them instruction in sports derives directly from our need to use our children to impress others with our economic surplus. We find “good” rather than real reasons for letting our children go along with the crowd.
    David Elkind (20th century)

    Every day our garments become more assimilated to ourselves, receiving the impress of the wearer’s character, until we hesitate to lay them aside without such delay and medical appliances and some such solemnity even as our bodies.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Generally, about all perception, we can say that a sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet ring without the iron or gold.
    Aristotle (384–323 B.C.)