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imprint something on(to) something

1. to print something onto something. We imprinted your name onto your stationery and your business cards. Please imprint my initials on this label.
2. and imprint something into something to record something firmly in the memory of someone. The severe accident imprinted a sense of fear onto Lucy's mind. Imprint the numbers into your brain and never forget them!
3. and imprint something into something to make a permanent record of something in an animal's brain. (As with newly hatched fowl, which imprint the image of the first moving creature they see into their brains.) The sight of its mother imprinted itself on the little gosling's brain. Nature imprints this information into the bird's memory.
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imprint something with something

to print something with a message. Amy imprinted each bookmark with her name. Each bookmark was imprinted with her name.
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The first releases under the imprint have already gone to market and are performing well.
The imprint method allows cytological techniques to be used for the examination of individual cells yet preserves to some extent the histological pattern of the imprinted tissue.
Exceptions to this generalization were found in fibroadenoma, it required less pressure for imprinting and also the imprints were more cellular than other benign imprints.
Vendor: Harris & Harris Group Inc, Molecular Imprints Inc
The ability to imprint numbers, text, symbols, logos, photos, QR codes, and other graphics with precision.
Hau and colleagues overcame this problem by sequestering the matter imprint from the rest of the atoms in the cloud.
Gill's editorial team includes Mavis Allen; Demetria Lucas, an acquiring associate editor who will oversee development of Kimani Press; Evette Porter, who will serve as editor of the Arabesque line; and Senior Editor Glenda Howard, who will work on the fiction and nonfiction titles of the Sepia and New Spirit imprints.
Since 1994, about seven other black imprints have popped up, including Random House's Harlem Moon and Striver's Row; Time Warner's Walk Worthy; Simon & Schuster's Atria Books; Kensington's Dafina Books; and Viacom's BET Books.
Henderson, NewsRx's founder and CEO, said 29 legal titles will be published under the company's new LawRx imprint and 15 business titles under the IncRx imprint.
The acquisitions will bring the combined list of Ave Maria Press and its imprints to more than 550 titles, an increase of 50 percent.
And a single binding site within a single polymer means that the good imprints can be separated from the bad much more efficiently.
The same conceptual and operational attitude is revealed in the "Cosmogonies," 1960-61, canvases containing imprints of rushes, tufts of grass, soaked plants, and so on, which were then exposed to rain and other atmospheric forces.
Molecular imprinting involves the synthesis of polymers in the presence of an imprint or template compound (the substance to be analyzed or analyte) to produce cavities on the polymer that are selective for that analyte.
This leaves a polymer with cavities, or imprints, that are complementary in shape and electronic environment to the compound of interest.
Only 11 or so dinosaur skin imprints have been discovered since the early 1900s.