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impress someone as something

to be memorable to someone as a particular type of person. She didn't impress me as a particularly wise individual. Liz impressed us all as a skilled artisan.
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impress someone by something

to make someone notice one's good qualities. You impress me by your willingness to serve. We were all impressed by your candor.
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impress someone with someone or something

to awe someone with someone or something. Are you trying to impress me with your wisdom? She impressed him with her friend, who was very tall.
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impress something into something

to press something into something. I impressed the key into the wax, making a perfect copy. Andy impressed his thumb into the pie.
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impress something (up)on someone

to make someone fully aware of something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) You must impress these facts upon everyone you meet. She impressed its importance on me.
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impress something (up)on something

to press something into the surface of something, leaving a mark. The ribbing of my socks impressed a pattern upon my calves. The heavy vase impressed its outline on the pine tabletop.
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impress on

or impress upon
v.
1. To produce something, as a mark or pattern, on a surface by pressure; imprint something on a surface: We impressed the stencil outline on the fabric.
2. To impart a strong or vivid impression of something in the mind of someone: The singing coach impressed her theories of music on me.
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Anthony, and I was deeply impressed with the fact that one did not often get an opportunity to see, during the same hour, two women so remarkable in different ways as Susan B.
I was impressed, too, with the deference that the servants show to their "masters" and "mistresses,"--terms which I suppose would not be tolerated in America.
Another thing that impressed itself upon me throughout England was the high regard that all classes have for law and order, and the ease and thoroughness with which everything is done.
Ja and his warriors were much impressed by our firearms, and were also anxious to build boats with sails.
Daylight, with still in the forefront of his consciousness all that had occurred in the preceding hour, was deeply impressed by the scene at the moment of departure.
He was strongly and painfully impressed by what he had heard.
The recognition somehow deeply impressed me; it was as if something in my mind insisted rebelliously against will and reason on the importance of all this.
Other lessons were impressed upon me even more deeply.
The more he thought of it, the more impressed he became with a sense of his own wisdom, and a desire that Mr Haredale should be impressed with it likewise.
Duncan Watmore The Sunderland youngster has impressed so far in Toulon with the England U20s squad.
MUST say I was rather impressed by say I was rather impressed by that machine on Saturday's Doctor that machine on Saturday's Doctor Who that could shrink humans to Who that could shrink humans to the size of a peanut.
5m on deadline day, but the Blues boss is impressed at how his departure has had minimal impact.
Matt, from Kingshurst, was originally only due to be with Eco-Residential for a few days, but impressed management and ended up enjoying a five-month stay with the business.
Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney is finally impressed, and the world is now able to see her glorious, impressed face.
com/McKaylaMaroney) Maroney atook to Twitter the same day to pose the question: "Did I just do the Not Impressed face with the President .