impassion

verb
im·​pas·​sion | \ im-ˈpa-shən How to pronounce impassion (audio) \
impassioned; impassioning\ im-​ˈpa-​sh(ə-​)niŋ How to pronounce impassioning (audio) \

Definition of impassion

transitive verb

: to arouse the feelings or passions of

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Examples of impassion in a Sentence

the obvious intent of the documentary was to impassion viewers to do something about global warming

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A week after the Oscars, Pierpaolo Piccioli’s focus shifted from Gemma Chan’s couture and Frances McDormand’s custom Birkenstocks to his new, impassioned ready-to-wear collection. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Pierpaolo Piccioli Tapped Four Famous Poets to Interpret His Fall 2019 Collection for Valentino," 3 Mar. 2019 Although Milan succumbed to what was eventually a crushing defeat, the dynamic, expressive and high-energy performance which Gattuso’s side delivered was impassioned, committed, and very much a reflection of their manager. SI.com, "Why AC Milan's Future Is Bright Under Gattuso and Young Stars Despite Underwhelming Season," 11 May 2018 Corbett is impassioned as Michael, even when his shaggy-dog sensibility doesn’t quite fit this part. Katie Walsh, idahostatesman, "‘All Saints’ is a sweet story, even if the storytelling falters," 24 Aug. 2017 Corbett is impassioned as Michael, even when his shaggy-dog sensibility doesn’t quite fit this part. Katie Walsh, kansascity, "‘All Saints’ is a sweet story, even if the storytelling falters," 24 Aug. 2017 Corbett is impassioned as Michael, even when his shaggy-dog sensibility doesn't quite fit this part. Katie Walsh, latimes.com, "The faith-based 'All Saints' finds beauty and redemption in community," 24 Aug. 2017 Meryl Streep’s impassioned speech about the likely rough road ahead was the night’s crowning moment, while other actors took zingier shots. Laura Bradley, VanityFair.com, "Donald Trump Was Inescapable at the Golden Globes," 8 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of impassion

1591, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for impassion

probably from Italian impassionare, from in- (from Latin) + passione passion, from Late Latin passion-, passio

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The first known use of impassion was in 1591

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