impress


impress

verb

Definition of IMPRESS

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>
Near Antonyms bore, jade, pall, tire, weary; underwhelm
2
to produce a vivid impression of <impressed the importance of safe driving habits by displaying photos of horrific crashes>
Synonyms brand, etch, impress, imprint, infix, ingrain (also engrain)
Near Antonyms blot out, erase, expunge, obliterate
3
to cause (a person) to give in to pressure <after weeks of nagging, they impressed her into going to the masquerade party>
Near Antonyms allow, let, permit; argue, convince, induce, move, persuade, prevail (on or upon), satisfy, talk (into), win (over)

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