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impress

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[ verb im-pres; noun im-pres ]
/ verb 瑟m藞pr蓻s; noun 藞瑟m pr蓻s /
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verb (used with object), im路pressed or (Archaic) im路prest; im路pres路sing.
verb (used without object), im路pressed or (Archaic) im路prest; im路pres路sing.
to create a favorable impression; draw attention to oneself: a child's behavior intended to impress.
noun
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Origin of impress

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First recorded in 1325鈥75; Middle English, from Latin impressus, past participle of imprimere 鈥渢o press into or upon, impress,鈥 equivalent to im- 鈥渋n鈥 + pressus, past participle of premere (combining form -primere ) 鈥渢o press鈥; see im-1, press1, print

OTHER WORDS FROM impress

im路press路er, noun

Other definitions for impress (2 of 2)

impress2
[ verb im-pres; noun im-pres ]
/ verb 瑟m藞pr蓻s; noun 藞瑟m pr蓻s /

verb (used with object), im路pressed or (Archaic) im路prest; im路pres路sing.
to press or force into public service, as sailors.
to seize or take for public use.
to take or persuade into service by forceful arguments: The neighbors were impressed into helping the family move.
noun

Origin of impress

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First recorded in 1590鈥1600; im-1 + press2
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British Dictionary definitions for impress (1 of 2)

impress1

verb (瑟m藞pr蓻s) (tr)
noun (藞瑟mpr蓻s)
the act or an instance of impressing
a mark, imprint, or effect produced by impressing

Derived forms of impress

impresser, nounimpressible, adjective

Word Origin for impress

C14: from Latin imprimere to press into, imprint, from premere to press 1

British Dictionary definitions for impress (2 of 2)

impress2

verb (瑟m藞pr蓻s)
to commandeer or coerce (men or things) into government service; press-gang
noun (藞瑟mpr蓻s)
the act of commandeering or coercing into government service; impressment

Word Origin for impress

C16: see im- in- 虏, press
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