verb (t) /ɪmˈprɛs / (say im'pres) (impressed or, Archaic, imprest, impressing)

1. to affect deeply or strongly in mind or feelings, especially favourably; influence in opinion.
2. (used negatively) to produce an unfavourable reaction in: I wasn't impressed by his scruffy appearance.
3. to press (a thing) into or on something, so as to leave a mark.
4. to produce (a mark, figure, etc.) by pressure; stamp; imprint.
5. to subject to, or mark by, pressure with something.
6. to furnish with a mark, figure, etc., by or as by stamping.
7. to apply (a voltage) to a circuit or device.
noun /ˈɪmprɛs / (say 'impres)
8. the act of impressing.
9. a mark made by or as by pressure; stamp; imprint.
10. a distinctive character or effect imparted.
11. impress on (or upon), to fix deeply or firmly in the mind or memory of (someone), as ideas, facts, etc.: I impressed the seriousness of his position upon him.
{Middle English impresse(n), from Latin impressus, past participle, pressed upon}
impresser, noun
verb (t) /ɪmˈprɛs / (say im'pres) (impressed or, Archaic, imprest, impressing)

1. (formerly) to press or force into public service, as soldiers, sailors, etc.
2. to seize or take for public use.
3. to enlist or persuade (to aid).
noun /ˈɪmprɛs / (say 'impres)
4. Obsolete impressment.
{im-1 + press2}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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