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impressverb [T]

us   /ɪmˈpres/
to cause someone to feel admiration or respect: She impressed us with her sincerity.
If you impress something on someone, you cause them to understand its importance or value: He always impressed on us the need to do our best.
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impressverb [I or T, not continuous]

uk   /ɪmˈpres/ us   /ɪmˈpres/
B2 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.formal I'm afraid the new theatre fails to impress.

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