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Impréss, vb. (ímpressed in Lr. V, 3, 51), 1) to make an impression, to work on the mind, to touch the heart; absol.: when thou (love) “--est, what are precepts worth of stale example?” Compl. 267 (or == when thou compellest into thy service?).
2) to imprint; the object being a) that which makes the impression: “where love's strong passion is --ed in youth,” Alls I, 3, 139. “wears my stripes --ed upon him,” Cor. V, 6, 108. b) that which bears the impression: “his heart, like an agate, with your print --ed,” LLL II, 236. “as easy mayst thou the intrenchant air with thy keen sword i.” Mcb. V, 8, 10.
3) to compel into service, to press: H4A I, 1, 21. Mcb. IV, 1, 95. Lr. V, 3, 51.
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