Synonyms and Antonyms 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 Synonyms impact, 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 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 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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