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1 impress

The act of coercing someone into government service.

synonym: impressment.

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Dutch: stempeling


1 impress

Have an emotional or cognitive impact upon:
— This child impressed me as unusually mature.

synonyms: affect, move, strike.

Roget 821: feel; receive an impression etc. n.; be impressed with etc. adj.; entertain feeling, harbor feeling, cherish feeling etc. n.. respond; ... show more

Roget 824: excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect; stir the blood, fire the blood, ... show more

Roget 375: be sensible of etc. adj.; feel, perceive.    render sensible etc. adj.; sharpen, cultivate, tutor.    cause sensation, impress; excite an impression, ... show more

Dutch: draaien, frapperen, inboezemen, treffen

2 impress

Impress positively.

3 impress

Produce or try to produce a vivid impression of.

synonyms: ingrain, instill.

4 impress

Mark or stamp with or as if with pressure:
— To make a batik, you impress a design with wax.

synonym: imprint.

Roget 550: indicate; be the sign etc. n.. of; denote, betoken; argue, testify etc. (evidence) 467; bear the impress etc. ... show more

5 impress

Reproduce by printing.

synonym: print.

Dutch: printen, uitdraaien, uitprinten

6 impress

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

synonym: shanghai.

Dutch: sjanghaaien

7 impress

Dye (fabric) before it is spun.

synonym: yarn-dye.

Moby thesaurus: Ditto copy, Photostat, Xerox, Xerox copy, abduce, abduct, affect, alveolation, alveolus, annex, aquatint, aroma, arrest the thoughts, attach, attribute, autolithograph, backlash, backwash, badge, beat into ... show more.

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