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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 of impress print, impression, imprint, stampWords Related to impress 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 of impress impact, affect, influence, move, reach, strike, sway, tell (on), touchWords Related to impress 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 of impress 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 of impress brand, etch, engrave, imprint, infix, ingrain (also engrain)Words Related to impress enroot, imbue, implant, inculcate, infuse, instill; fix, set, stampNear Antonyms of impress 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 of impress blackjack, coerce, compel, constrain, dragoon, drive, impel, force, make, muscle, obligate, oblige, press, pressure, sandbagWords Related to impress browbeat, bulldoze, bully, cow, hector, intimidate; blackmail, high-pressure, menace, shame, terrorize, threaten; drag; badger, harass, houndNear Antonyms of impress allow, let, permit; argue, convince, induce, move, persuade, prevail (on or upon), satisfy, talk (into), win (over)

Synonym Discussion of impress

affect, influence, touch, impress, strike, sway mean to produce or have an effect upon. affect implies the action of a stimulus that can produce a response or reaction.
    • the sight affected her to tears
influence implies a force that brings about a change (as in nature or behavior).
    • our beliefs are influenced by our upbringing
touch may carry a vivid suggestion of close contact and may connote stirring, arousing, or harming.
    • plants touched by frost
    • his emotions were touched by her distress
impress stresses the depth and persistence of the effect.
    • only one of the plans impressed him
strike, similar to but weaker than impress, may convey the notion of sudden sharp perception or appreciation.
    • struck by the solemnity of the occasion
sway implies the acting of influences that are not resisted or are irresistible, with resulting change in character or course of action.
    • politicians who are swayed by popular opinion


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