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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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Pureprint is always looking for innovation and new ideas and Imprint have a good track record with this.
Matter imprints of stored light could be manipulated in the atomic cloud to produce quantum messages, which could then be sent out in the form of light.
The second phase of Harlequin's double-barreled seduction of African American readers was the company's November 2005 purchase of BET Books, the publishing arm of Black Entertainment Television that includes the Arabesque, New Spirit and Sepia imprints.
Ginger Rogers confessed that she wore her mother's size-4-1/2 shoes instead of her own 5-1/2s to make her imprint.
Brown Girl Dreaming," written by Jacqueline Woodson and published by Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC.
MII is leveraging its innovative Jet and Flash(TM) Imprint Lithography (J-FIL(TM)) technology to become the worldwide technology leader in high-volume patterning solutions for semiconductor devices, while enabling emerging markets in display, hard disk drive, and biotechnology.
The deal with Simon & Schuster helped to place Addicted into the hands of a broader audience, under the Atria imprint, but Zane continues to operate the thriving Strebor Books, which employs three editors as well as a number of publicists.
The new imprint, called Wharton School Publishing and run through Pearson's education division, will produce business books, CD-ROMs and videos.
Henderson said that 29 legal periodicals will be published under the company's new LawRx imprint, with 15 business titles under the IncRx imprint.
He abandoned the brush and the paint-soaked roller and, after smearing the model's naked body with color, had her make an imprint on paper or fabric (sometimes subsequently mounted on canvas), shrewdly directing her movements.
The biggest surprise: On the dinosaur's heel the teen diggers found an imprint of the animal's skin--a very rare discovery.
RICHMOND, British Columbia -- Imprint Plus, the premier producer of luxury reusable name badges, announces that it has been awarded a five-year contract with the U.
Molecular Imprints will ship three of its next generation imprint systems this quarter.