Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun impress

1 sense of impress

Sense 1
impress, impressment -- (the act of coercing someone into government service)
       => seizure -- (the taking possession of something by legal process)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb impress

7 senses of impress

Sense 1
affect, impress, move, strike -- (have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd")

Sense 2
impress -- (impress positively; "The young chess player impressed her audience")
       => affect, impress, move, strike -- (have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd")

Sense 3
impress, ingrain, instill -- (produce or try to produce a vivid impression of; "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us")
       => affect, impress, move, strike -- (have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd")

Sense 4
impress, imprint -- (mark or stamp with or as if with pressure; "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax")
       => change surface -- (undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface)

Sense 5
print, impress -- (reproduce by printing)
       => write -- (mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"; "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet")

Sense 6
shanghai, impress -- (take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship; "The men were shanghaied after being drugged")
       => kidnap, nobble, abduct, snatch -- (take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom; "The industrialist's son was kidnapped")

Sense 7
impress, yarn-dye -- (dye (fabric) before it is spun)
       => dye -- (color with dye; "Please dye these shoes")

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