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noun 
  1. The act of impressing
  2. An impression, and impressed image or copy of something
  • 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)
    1. A stamp or seal used to make an impression
    2. Something impressed
verb (rfc-level, Verb at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
(impress, es)
  1. (transitive) To affect (someone) strongly and often favourably
You impressed me with your command of Urdu.
  1. (transitive) To produce a vivid impression of (something)
That first view of the Eiger impressed itself on my mind.
  1. (transitive) To mark or stamp (something) using pressure
We impressed our footprints in the wet cement.
  1. (transitive) To compel (someone) to serve in a military force
The press gang used to people into the Navy.
  1. (transitive) To seize or confiscate (property) by force
The liner was impressed as a troop carrier.
  1. (intransitive) To make an impression, to be impressive
Henderson impressed in his first game as captain.
Etymology: From Old (and modern) French empresser, modelled on Latin imprimere.


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