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Meaning & Definition of Impress in English

English

Impress

/ɪmprɛs/

noun

1. The act of coercing someone into government service

    synonym:
  • impress
  • ,
  • impressment

verb

1. Have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

  • "This child impressed me as unusually mature"
  • "This behavior struck me as odd"
    synonym:
  • affect
  • ,
  • impress
  • ,
  • move
  • ,
  • strike

2. Impress positively

  • "The young chess player impressed her audience"
    synonym:
  • impress

3. Produce or try to produce a vivid impression of

  • "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us"
    synonym:
  • impress
  • ,
  • ingrain
  • ,
  • instill

4. Mark or stamp with or as if with pressure

  • "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"
    synonym:
  • impress
  • ,
  • imprint

5. Reproduce by printing

    synonym:
  • print
  • ,
  • impress

6. Take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship

  • "The men were shanghaied after being drugged"
    synonym:
  • shanghai
  • ,
  • impress

7. Dye (fabric) before it is spun

    synonym:
  • impress
  • ,
  • yarn-dye

Examples of using

Are you trying to impress me?
Why would he want to impress her?
Why would he want to impress me?