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impress

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of impress

  1. a perceptible trace left by pressure <the stamp left a smudgy impress on the paper> Synonyms print, impression, imprint, stampRelated Words dent, hollow, indent, indentation, indenture; mark, sign




impress

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of impress

  1. 1 to act upon (a person or a person's feelings) so as to cause a response <impressed him with the intensity of their musical performance> Synonyms impact, {h,1}affect, influence, move, reach, strike, sway, tell (on), touchRelated Words carry away, dazzle, enrapture, entrance, enthrall (or enthral), ravish, transport; bias, color; inspire, stir; engage, interest, involve, penetrate, pierce; afflict, agitate, bother, concern, discomfort, discompose, disquiet, distress, disturb, fluster, harass, harry, perturb, pester, plague, smite, strain, stress, trouble, try, upset, worry, wring; allure, attract, bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, fascinateNear Antonyms bore, jade, pall, tire, weary; underwhelm

  2. 2 to produce a vivid impression of <impressed the importance of safe driving habits by displaying photos of horrific crashes> Synonyms brand, etch, engrave, imprint, infix, ingrain (also engrain)Related Words enroot, imbue, implant, inculcate, infuse, instill; fix, set, stampNear Antonyms blot out, erase, expunge, obliterate

  3. 3 to cause (a person) to give in to pressure <after weeks of nagging, they impressed her into going to the masquerade party> Synonyms blackjack, coerce, compel, constrain, dragoon, drive, impel, force, make, muscle, obligate, oblige, press, pressure, sandbagRelated Words browbeat, bulldoze, bully, cow, hector, intimidate; blackmail, high-pressure, menace, shame, terrorize, threaten; drag; badger, harass, houndNear Antonyms allow, let, permit; argue, convince, induce, move, persuade, prevail (on or upon), satisfy, talk (into), win (over)





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