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1. impress

verb. ['ˌɪmˈprɛs, ˈɪmˌprɛs'] have an emotional or cognitive impact upon.

Synonyms

  • alienate
  • come to
  • propel
  • incite
  • touch
  • infect
  • experience
  • sadden
  • smite
  • affect
  • prompt
  • disturb
  • move
  • sweep off
  • surprise
  • ingrain
  • strike a note
  • pierce
  • feel
  • instill
  • stir
  • hit home
  • hit
  • motivate
  • trouble
  • sweep away
  • cloud
  • strike a chord
  • strike
  • actuate
  • engrave
  • jar
  • upset
  • awaken
  • zap
  • strike home

Antonyms

  • linger
  • recede
  • ride
  • follow

Etymology

  • impressen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • impressus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Impress

  • address
  • goldress
  • headdress
  • letterpress
  • overdress
  • progress
  • watercress

Sentences with impress


1. Verb, base form
She convinced the young man that he could impress Dionysos and win his favor by riding a bull.

2. Adjective
You both will learn something new and impress each other in the process.

Quotes about impress


1. We hope that eventually there would be an occasion which I can personally prove that game music can in fact impress many different people and move them.
- Nobuo Uematsu

2. Never try to impress a woman, because if you do she'll expect you to keep up the standard for the rest of your life.
- W. C. Fields

3. I collect art, and I drink wine... things that I like that I had never been exposed to. But I never said, 'I'm going to buy art to impress this crowd.' That's just ridiculous to me. I don't live my life like that, because how could you be happy with yourself?
- Jay-Z

2. impress

verb. ['ˌɪmˈprɛs, ˈɪmˌprɛs'] impress positively.

Synonyms

  • affect
  • wow
  • move
  • prepossess

Antonyms

  • ascend
  • go
  • stay in place
  • rise

Etymology

  • impressen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • impressus (Latin)

3. impress

verb. ['ˌɪmˈprɛs, ˈɪmˌprɛs'] produce or try to produce a vivid impression of.

Synonyms

  • strike
  • instill
  • affect
  • move

Antonyms

  • disinfect
  • enjoy
  • suffer
  • stay

Etymology

  • impressen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • impressus (Latin)

4. impress

verb. ['ˌɪmˈprɛs, ˈɪmˌprɛs'] mark or stamp with or as if with pressure.

Synonyms

  • boss
  • imprint
  • emboss
  • stamp
  • press

Antonyms

  • strain
  • unstrain
  • sedate
  • de-energise

Etymology

  • impressen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • impressus (Latin)

5. impress

verb. ['ˌɪmˈprɛs, ˈɪmˌprɛs'] reproduce by printing.

Synonyms

  • prove
  • boldface
  • print
  • cyclostyle
  • letter
  • typeset
  • print over
  • write
  • italicise
  • italicize
  • overprint
  • offset

Antonyms

  • unpunctual
  • unready
  • calm
  • descend

Etymology

  • impressen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • impressus (Latin)

6. impress

noun. ['ˌɪmˈprɛs, ˈɪmˌprɛs'] the act of coercing someone into government service.

Synonyms

  • impressment

Antonyms

  • stifle
  • diverge

Etymology

  • impressen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • impressus (Latin)

7. impress

verb. ['ˌɪmˈprɛs, ˈɪmˌprɛs'] take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship.

Synonyms

  • kidnap
  • nobble
  • snatch
  • abduct

Antonyms

  • lighten
  • relax
  • tense
  • stimulate

Etymology

  • impressen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • impressus (Latin)

8. impress

verb. ['ˌɪmˈprɛs, ˈɪmˌprɛs'] dye (fabric) before it is spun.

Synonyms

  • dye

Antonyms

  • disengage
  • discolor

Etymology

  • impressen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • impressus (Latin)
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