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      vb   tr  
1    to make an impression on; have a strong, lasting, or favourable effect on  
I am impressed by your work     
2    to produce (an imprint, etc.) by pressure in or on (something)  
to impress a seal in wax, to impress wax with a seal     
3    often foll by: on   to stress (something to a person); urge; emphasize  
to impress the danger of a situation on someone     
4    to exert pressure on; press  
5      (Electronics)   to apply (a voltage) to a circuit or device  
6    the act or an instance of impressing  
7    a mark, imprint, or effect produced by impressing  
     (C14: from Latin imprimere to press into, imprint, from premere to press1)  
  impresser      n  
  impressible      adj  
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impress          [2]  
1    to commandeer or coerce (men or things) into government service; press-gang  
2    the act of commandeering or coercing into government service; impressment  
     (C16: see im- in-2, press2)  

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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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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
have a powerful impact on someone; impress; generate an emotion (positive, but also negative)
it can be used to describe a feeling of fear or a positive emotion; e.g.: "This violin music gives me the chills" or "Being all alone in that old house after gave me the chills."
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