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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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). 
 
  His  heart,  like  an  agate,  with  your  print  impressed. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  produce  by  pressure,  as  a  mark,  stamp,  image,  etc.;  to 
  imprint  (a  mark  or  figure  upon  something). 
 
  3.  Fig.:  To  fix  deeply  in  the  mind;  to  present  forcibly  to 
  the  attention,  etc.;  to  imprint;  to  inculcate. 
 
  Impress  the  motives  of  persuasion  upon  our  own 
  hearts  till  we  feel  the  force  of  them  --I.  Watts. 
 
  4.  [See  {Imprest},  {Impress},  n.,  5.]  To  take  by  force  for 
  public  service;  as  to  impress  sailors  or  money. 
 
  The  second  five  thousand  pounds  impressed  for  the 
  service  of  the  sick  and  wounded  prisoners.  --Evelyn. 




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