- The act of impressing
- An impression, and impressed image or copy of something
verb (rfc-level, Verb at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
- 1908: We know that you were pressed for money, that you took an of the keys which your brother held " Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans" (Norton 2005, p.1330)
- A stamp or seal used to make an impression
- Something impressed
- (transitive) To affect (someone) strongly and often favourably
Etymology: From Old (and modern) French empresser, modelled on Latin imprimere.
- You impressed me with your command of Urdu.
- (transitive) To produce a vivid impression of (something)
- That first view of the Eiger impressed itself on my mind.
- (transitive) To mark or stamp (something) using pressure
- We impressed our footprints in the wet cement.
- (transitive) To compel (someone) to serve in a military force
- The press gang used to people into the Navy.
- (transitive) To seize or confiscate (property) by force
- The liner was impressed as a troop carrier.
- (intransitive) To make an impression, to be impressive
- Henderson impressed in his first game as captain.
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