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im·press1

impress1

 
 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: ihm pres
inflections: impresses, impressing, impressed
definition 1: to cause a strong or particular opinion or emotional feeling in.
The tremendous size of the structure impressed us greatly.She impressed us as a thoughtful and honest person.How does the city impress you? It's changed a lot since you were here last.
synonyms:
affect, strike
similar words:
get, hit, move, touch
definition 2: to make a strong or lasting impact on (someone), esp. a positive impact.
His earnest desire to learn impressed his teachers.He is trying to impress her with his wealth.
synonyms:
affect, move, strike, touch
antonyms:
disappoint
similar words:
engrave, influence, stir
definition 3: to cause (something) to be known, remembered, and fully appreciated.
She tried to impress upon the children the importance of washing away germs.His parents impressed on him the necessity of working hard to achieve one's goal.
similar words:
inculcate, instill
definition 4: to form or mark by applying pressure.
Now you're ready to impress your pattern on your clay pot.
synonyms:
imprint
similar words:
indent, mark, stamp
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: ihm pres
definition: to make a favorable impression.
His skill as a chef never fails to impress.
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: Im pres
definition 1: a mark created, as on paper, by the application of pressure.
The impress is visible right here.
synonyms:
imprint, stamp
similar words:
impression, indentation, mark
definition 2: a distinctive quality given to something, as by a person.
When he retired, he left his strong impress on that job.
synonyms:
impact
similar words:
influence, mark, stamp
Word Builder: impress +
  • impressive:
    causing a strong effect on the mind or feelings.