|1.||[ verb ] have an emotional or cognitive impact upon|
|Synonyms:||strike move affect|
"This child impressed me as unusually mature" "This behavior struck me as odd"
|Related terms:||surprise disturb touch move sweep_away hit_home awaken pierce sadden jar zap infect smite strike_dumb cloud engrave hit motivate feel|
|2.||[ verb ] impress positively|
"The young chess player impressed her audience"
|Related terms:||affect wow prepossess|
|3.||[ verb ] produce or try to produce a vivid impression of|
"Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us"
|Related terms:||affect inculcation|
|4.||[ verb ] mark or stamp with or as if with pressure|
"To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"
|Related terms:||change_surface stamp emboss press|
|5.||[ verb ] (nautical) take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, esp. on board a ship|
"The men were shanghaied after being drugged"
|Related terms:||kidnap crime shanghaier|
|6.||[ verb ] (color) dye (fabric) before it is spun|
|7.||[ verb ] (printing) reproduce by printing|
|Related terms:||write italicize boldface prove letter typeset cyclostyle overprint offset multigraph print printing printer|
|8.||[ noun ] (law) the act of coercing someone into government service|
|Related terms:||seizure shanghai|