impress impress  /ɪm ˈprɛs/


  1. (n) the act of coercing someone into government service
  2. (v) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
  3. (v) impress positively
  4. (v) produce or try to produce a vivid impression of
  5. (v) mark or stamp with or as if with pressure
  6. (v) reproduce by printing
  7. (v) take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship
  8. (v) dye (fabric) before it is spun


  1. At the same time that he terrorized his adversaries, he knew how to please, impress and charm the very interlocutors from whom he wanted support.
  2. I know that in my 20s I had wanted to impress my family and my heterosexual friends with my stability.
  3. It was not the kind of answer you often hear from a politician, and McCain is certainly hoping that kind of change will impress voters.


  1. Justin Bieber Goes On A Sexy Date With A New Mystery Girl

    Justin knows how to impress the ladies!
    on June 22, 2013     Source: HollywoodLife

  2. This Apparel Retailer Continues to Impress

    This Apparel Retailer Continues to Impress        
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  3. Pepperidge Farm® And Culinary Expert Gail Simmons Celebrate Summer With Warm Weather Recipes

    NORWALK, Conn., June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today marks the first day of summer and the official start to the outdoor entertaining season when hosts and hostesses alike aim to impress their guests with ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "We always try to be a constant offensive threat and to (impress) with our skills," Loew said. "And Spanish football also places a lot of importance on technical skill. Their passing game is a celebration of football and how easy they make it...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Joachim Loew Source: The Associated Press

  2. "I am not proud of this. I was trying to impress him. The comments I made to him were not correct," Burrell said in the statement.
    on Mar 6, 2006 By: Paul Burrell Source: 940 News

  3. "I told him I'm wearing layers," Strahan said. "These guys can wear short sleeves. I'm not trying to impress anybody. For what? Oh, I'm strong!"
    on Jan 19, 2008 By: Michael Strahan Source: USA Today

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