transitive verb (impassioned; impassioning) Etymology: probably from Italian impassionare, from in- (from Latin) + passione passion, from Late Latin passion-, passio Date: 1591 to arouse the feelings or passions of

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  • Impassion — Im*pas sion, v. t. [Pref. im in + passion. Cf. {Empassion}, {Impassionate}, v.] To move or affect strongly with passion. [Archaic] Chapman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impassion — I verb affect, agitate, arouse the emotions, electrify, encourage, enkindle, excite, incite, infect, inspire, kindle, move, provoke, rouse, spirit, spur, stir, stir the feelings, stir up II index foment, incite, inspire, spirit …   Law dictionary

  • impassion — (v.) 1590s, from It. impassionare to fill with passion, from im in, into (see IM (Cf. im )) + passione passion, from L. passionem (see PASSION (Cf. passion)). Related: IMPASSIONED (Cf. Impassioned) …   Etymology dictionary

  • impassion — [im pash′ən] vt. [It impassionare] to fill with passion; arouse emotionally …   English World dictionary

  • impassion — /im pash euhn/, v.t. to fill, or affect strongly, with intense feeling or passion; inflame; excite. [1585 95; < It impassionare. See IM 1, PASSION] * * * …   Universalium

  • impassion — verb make passionate, instil passion in …   Wiktionary

  • impassion — Synonyms and related words: agitate, annoy, arouse, awake, awaken, blow the coals, blow up, call forth, call up, enkindle, enrage, excite, fan, fan the fire, fan the flame, feed the fire, ferment, fire, flame, foment, frenzy, heat, heat up,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • impassion — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To arouse the emotions of; make ardent: animate, enkindle, fire, inspire, kindle, stir1. See EXCITE …   English dictionary for students

  • impassion — v. excite, inflame, fill with enthusiasm …   English contemporary dictionary

  • impassion — verb make passionate. Origin C16: from Ital. impassionnare, from im (expressing intensive force) + passione passion …   English new terms dictionary

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