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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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Consumers will be asked to snap their Kiss or imPress Manicure, incorporated with their favorite fashion look, on social media until August 27, using #MyNailspiration for a chance to win.
IWL is a fully coded specialist welding company, which adds a new dimension to the Impress Group.
With over 1 million units of Impress hitting shelves this month, advertising for the product has begun with a digital campaign with Scherzinger.
Having greater that 75% of Impress shares, Beach can now decide the outcome of any special resolution put forward to an Impress shareholders' meeting.
After Impress is integrated into Ardagh, the company will operate as Ardagh Packaging Group, which is expected to generate sales of over EUR3bn.
Impress and its subsidiaries has expanded its extensive stock of exotic materials such as Inconel, Duplex, Monel, Hastelloy, Titanium, Weldox, Hardox and many more.
At the close of the Offer, and in accordance with the intentions stated in the Bidder's Statement, Beach will, if it is entitled to a relevant interest in Impress of at least 90 percent, compulsorily acquire the outstanding shares.
It is what it is--it doesn't try to impress anybody," says Sean Hayes, the humpy actor who plays Billy, a Los Angeles photographer who goes chasing unattainable love with the gorgeous, sexually ambiguous Gabriel (Brad Rowe).
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.
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.
PHOENIX -- Impress Public Relations, a fast growing business-to-business public relations agency specializing in high-tech and related industries, today announced the appointment of Fanying 'Ina' Chu as its director of client services for the Asia-Pacific region.
Adelaide, Australia, Dec 7, 2010 - (ABN Newswire) - Beach Beach Energy Limited (ASX:BPT) (PINK:BEPTF) advises it has increased its relevant interest in Impress Energy Limited (ASX:ITC) to above 40 percent, as a result of continued strong on-market acceptances by Impress shareholders.
As for the lunch with Eleanor Roosevelt, Rattner, living in New York City at the time, finagled that encounter - all to impress a girl he was sweet on - by writing to the first lady and asking to spend the night at the White House.