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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
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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In relation to the consolidation of Impress and its results, Beach will consolidate Impress' financials into its half year results and will move to 100% ownership by 30 June 2011.
Another poll showed that 9% of the 6,000 Internet users who responded to Impress' poll have read eBooks, Impress said.
Our Beta Impress customers report improved conversion rates by two times or more," said digital-telepathy founder Chuck Longanecker.
Progressing with its strong commitment to quality and continuous improvement Impress in the early part of 2011 employed a new quality manager, allowing it to drive into new market sectors and service its ever-growing customer base of more than 1,000 accounts.
It's nice to know that girls are out to impress their peers and it's not all about the opposite sex," the Simple spokesman added.
Having greater that 75% of Impress shares, Beach can now decide the outcome of any special resolution put forward to an Impress shareholders' meeting.
The FDC, together with its growing number of partners, is playing a critical role in the development and commercialization of advanced flexible display technologies and a flexible electronics ecosystem," said Martijn Pierik, CEO of Impress.
For those who do not have time to spare for polish to dry or get frustrated when it starts to chip, imPRESS Press-On Manicure gets you out the door in minutes, with superior, lasting shine to keep you looking your best.
The Offer to Impress shareholders will close on 21 February 2011 and will not be extended.
Although it may not have set out to impress anyone, the film was so well received at Sundance, Trimark Pictures paid $600,000 for the distribution rights--a whopping sum for such a small project.
Over the past few years, we've watched large ad agencies buy up smaller PR firms to add a PR capability, almost treating it as an afterthought," said Martijn Pierik, CEO of Impress.
IMPRESS provides robust capability, through its hardware and familiar Windows software components, to easily create, store, schedule, broadcast and manage digital signage messaging composed of text, images, Adobe Flash and H.
Perth, Australia, Jan 11, 2011 - (ABN Newswire) - Beach Energy Limited (ASX:BPT) (PINK:BEPTF) advises its on-market takeover offer, announced on 6 December 2010 for all of the issued shares in Impress Energy Limited (ASX:ITC) in which it does not have a relevant interest, is extended to the close of ASX trading on Monday, 21 February 2011.
Impress already has experience working with one of SAFC's four business segments, having successfully launched the SAFC Hitech business last year.
Perth, Australia, Dec 20, 2010 - (ABN Newswire) - Beach Energy Limited (ASX:BPT) (PINK:BEPTF) ("Beach") announced on Monday, 6 December 2010, a recommended and unconditional on-market cash offer ("Offer") for all of the issued and outstanding shares of Impress Energy Ltd (ASX:ITC) ("Impress"), that it does not own, for 8.