Definition Of impresses


an act of making an impression or mark.

bluish marks made by the impress of his fingers

apply (an electric current or potential) from an external source.

At this point the capacitor is fully charged and it carries the full impressed voltage.

fix an idea in (someone's mind).

nobody impressed on me the need to save

force (someone) to serve in an army or navy.

a number of Poles, impressed into the German army

make (someone) feel admiration and respect.

they immediately impressed the judges

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Example Of impresses

  • A sense of age is impressed on the visitor when first entering the house, with a hall that has a granite floor and a wood burning stove in a marble surround fireplace.

  • According to convention, the base of each piece is impressed with a red seal.

  • Also, the creepiest images - the ones that linger like the impress of clammy fingers on the back of your neck - are in the first volume.

  • Although impressed on many occasions by the food, service and scenery he also admitted to being disappointed by out-of-order toilets on more than one occasion and cold, curt service.

  • Although mainstream church attendance is in decline, Scotland bears the impress of its Protestant history.

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