Impressed
Impress Im*press", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impressed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impressing}.] [L. impressus, p. p. of imprimere to impress; pref. im- in, on + premere to press. See {Press} to squeeze, and cf. {Imprint}.] 1. To press, stamp, or print something in or upon; to mark by pressure, or as by pressure; to imprint (that which bears the impression). [1913 Webster]

His heart, like an agate, with your print impressed. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To produce by pressure, as a mark, stamp, image, etc.; to imprint (a mark or figure upon something). [1913 Webster]

3. Fig.: To fix deeply in the mind; to present forcibly to the attention, etc.; to imprint; to inculcate. [1913 Webster]

Impress the motives of persuasion upon our own hearts till we feel the force of them. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

4. [See {Imprest}, {Impress}, n., 5.] To take by force for public service; as, to impress sailors or money. [1913 Webster]

The second five thousand pounds impressed for the service of the sick and wounded prisoners. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • impressed — adjective a) strongly affected, especially favourably b) stamped, under pressure Ant: unimpressed See Also: impress …   Wiktionary

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