- n the act of coercing someone into government service
- v have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
This child impressed me as unusually mature
- v impress positively
The young chess player impressed her audience
- v produce or try to produce a vivid impression of
- v mark or stamp with or as if with pressure
To make a batik, you impress a design with wax
- v reproduce by printing
- v take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship
- v dye (fabric) before it is spun
- Chosen to impress, perhaps? Are you implying, in a racist fashion, that the people of China are so malnourished through melamine contaminants that they can't grow above a height of .
- I know that in my 20s I had wanted to impress my family and my heterosexual friends with my stability.
- 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.
- Joachim Loew in The Associated Press
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...
- Paul Burrell in 940 News
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.
- Michael Strahan in USA Today
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!"