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English definition of “impress sth on/upon sb”

impress sth on/upon sb

verb [I or T, not continuous] uk phrasal verb with impress   /ɪmˈpres/ us  
to make someone understand or be familiar with the importance or value of something: Mr Simmons tried to impress on me how much easier my life would be if I were better organized.Stressing and emphasizing
(Definition of impress sth on/upon sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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