Meaning of impress

Definition of impress

(noun) the act of coercing someone into government service
(verb) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"; "he was dumb-struck by the news"; "her comments struck a sour note"
impress positively; "The young chess player impressed her audience"
produce or try to produce a vivid impression of; "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us"
mark or stamp with or as if with pressure; "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"
take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship; "The men were shanghaied after being drugged"
dye (fabric) before it is spun

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