Part of speech: verb

To form or fix by pressure; mark by pressure; indent.

Part of speech: noun

A mark or indentation produced by pressure; effect; stamp.

Part of speech: verb

To force into public service; seize for public use; conscript.

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Usage examples "impress":

  1. Even behind the bed I found the same impress of the hammer- head; the test had undoubtedly been thorough, for a pretty smart tap on oak is necessary to leave an impression. - "The House of a Thousand Candles", Meredith Nicholson.
  2. The Italians are so much more sympathetic than the Germans and English, and they saw that you wanted to impress them. - "Their Silver Wedding Journey", William Dean Howells.
  3. All that he wanted to do was to impress upon Owen from the very first that he must not charge too much time. - "The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists", Robert Tressell.