impress verb[T] us /ɪmˈpres/
›to cause someone to feel admiration or respect: She impressed us with her sincerity.
(Definition of impress from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
"impress" in British English
impress verb [I or T, not continuous]
uk /ɪmˈpres/ us /ɪmˈpres/
to cause someone to admire or respect you: I remember when I was a child being very impressed with how many toys she had.
Your mother was clearly not impressed by our behaviour in the restaurant.
He tried to impress me with his extensive knowledge of wine.
I'm afraid the new theatre fails to impress.
He tried to impress his teachers by using big words in all his essays.
It's important to impress your seniors if you want to be promoted.
Everyone was impressed by the cleverness of the machine.
Listening to the interview, I was impressed by the subtlety of the questions.
We were impressed by the great richness of detail in her painting.
impress sth on/upon sb
if a person or thing impresses you, you feel admiration for them or it
We interviewed a number of candidates but none of them impressed us.
The Grand Canyon never fails to impress people.
The Grand Canyon never fails to impress.
His sincerity impressed her.
impress somebody with something/somebody
He impressed her with his sincerity.
it impresses somebody that…
It impressed me that she remembered my name.
somebody is impressed that…
I was impressed that she remembered my name.
Definition of impress
1a: to apply with pressure so as to imprint
b: to produce (as a mark) by pressure
c: to mark by or as if by pressure or stamping
2a: to produce a vivid impression of
b: to affect especially forcibly or deeply : gain the admiration or interest of
3: transfer, transmit
intransitive verb: to produce an impression