Definition for impress

verb as in press down to make design

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verb as in emphasize

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Example Sentences

Since he doesn't have to impress me, it's clearly a little show for Alma.

A new reality series spotlights the extent people will go to impress a crush—from pretending to be deaf to committing theft.

Hannigan pretended to be a basketball pro in order to impress a hot guy she had a crush on—only she had never played basketball.

“He spent most of his time trying to impress me,” Campbell tells Piazza about a meeting with Ryan.

[Your superiors] become the people you most want to impress—and this is how you do it.

We have to remember that his daily life, where the home is orderly, helps to impress on him regularity of form.

Ramona herself bore no impress of sorrow; rather her face had now an added radiance.

He took both her hands between his as he spoke; not so much, it seemed in affection, as to impress solemnity upon her.

This glow of feeling and exhilaration gave a new impress of sweetness and fascination to her beauty.

Almost all the variety of the landscape is due to this impress of water action which has operated on the surface in past ages.


On this page you'll find 157 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to impress, such as: affect, awe, excite, faze, inspire, and sway.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.