impress ( impresses 3rd person present) ( impressing present participle) ( impressed past tense & past participle )
1 verb If something impresses you, you feel great admiration for it.
What impressed him most was their speed... V n
Cannon's film impresses on many levels. V
impressed adj v-link ADJ, oft ADJ by/with n
I was very impressed by one young man at my lectures...
2 verb If you impress something on someone, you make them understand its importance or degree.
I had always impressed upon the children that if they worked hard they would succeed in life... V on/upon n that
I've impressed upon them the need for more professionalism... V on/upon n n
I impressed on him what a huge honour he was being offered. V on/upon n wh
3 verb If something impressesitself on your mind, you notice and remember it.
But this change has not yet impressed itself on the minds of the British public. V pron-refl on n
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.
Billy Sullivan had impressed me as a fine man. V n as n/-ing
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 affect, excite, grab (informal) influence, inspire, make an impression, move, stir, strike, sway, touch
2 (often with)
on or upon bring home to, emphasize, fix, inculcate, instil into, stress
3 emboss, engrave, imprint, indent, mark, print, stamp
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