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Dictionary definition for: Impress

1. (n) the act of coercing someone into government service

2. (v) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature" "This behavior struck me as odd"

3. (v) impress positively; "The young chess player impressed her audience"

4. (v) produce or try to produce a vivid impression of; "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us"

5. (v) mark or stamp with or as if with pressure; "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"

6. (v) reproduce by printing

7. (v) take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship; "The men were shanghaied after being drugged"

8. (v) dye (fabric) before it is spun

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