impress


impress
[[t]ɪmpre̱s[/t]]
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impresses, impressing, impressed
1) VERB If something impresses you, you feel great admiration for it.

[V n] What impressed him most was their speed.

[V n] ...a group of students who were trying to impress their girlfriends...

Cannon's film impresses on many levels.

Derived words:
impressed ADJ-GRADED v-link ADJ, oft ADJ by/with n

I was very impressed by one young man at my lectures...

I'm very impressed with the new airport...

He went away suitably impressed.

2) VERB If you impress something on someone, you make them understand its importance or degree.

[V on/upon n that] I had always impressed upon the children that if they worked hard they would succeed in life...

[V on/upon n n] I've impressed upon them the need for more professionalism...

[V on/upon n wh] I impressed on him what a huge honour he was being offered.

3) VERB If something impresses itself on your mind, you notice and remember it.

[V pron-refl on n] But this change has not yet impressed itself on the minds of the British public.

4) VERB If someone or something impresses you as a particular thing, usually a good one, they gives you the impression of being that thing.

[V n as n/-ing] Billy Sullivan had impressed me as a fine man.


English dictionary. 2008.

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