press-, presso-, pressi-, -prim-, -prin-

(Latin: push lower, bear down on or against)

genomic imprints
impress (verb), impresses; impressed; impressing
1. To make a positive impact on someone; to find favor: The director, Mr. Hathaway, was very impressed with the new candidate for the position of secretary.
2. To stamp by using pressure: Virginia used the embosser to imprint her name on the first page of many of her books.
3. To make someone else understand the importance or degree of something: Sandy impressed on her children to do their very best in school, and it worked!
4. To give someone a notion or belief of how one is: Floyd, Mrs. Robinson's future son-in-law, impressed her as being a fine gentleman.
5. To emphasise or to stress something: The teacher at the driving school tried to impress the importance of safety while on the roads.
impression (im PRESH uhn) (s) (noun), impressions (pl)
1. A feeling or an idea which is formed without thinking about it very much: After writing his first short story, James asked his friend to read it and give his first impressions and comments about it.

Ted’s parents had a very good impression about his new girlfriend who seemed to be very friendly and courteous to them.

2. A visible representation of an item or of somebody, as in a picture: The police asked the robbery victim to give his impression of the culprit so they could try to find and arrest him or her.
3. A marking which is imprinted on the outside of something: Jane thought that the impressions of the cartoons on the coffee cups at the restaurant were very amusing.
4. The formation that is made of the teeth by having them pressed into a soft material: While Nils was at his dentist, there was an impression made of his dentures in preparation for the new tooth which was missing.
5. An effect or influence that something or someone has on another person's thoughts or feelings: First impressions are important, however they can be misleading and inadequate for knowing what is really true.

The saleswoman's pleasantness and cheerfulness always left positive and lasting impressions on her customers.

impressionable (adjective), more impressionable, most impressionable
Inclined to be easily influenced or swayed: Lea was very impressionable and was quite susceptible to being persuaded to do things that were not always good for her!
impressionably (adverb), more impressionably, most impressionably
Relating to how a person is easily affected: The memory of her parents was still impressionably vivid, even after so many years.

Some teenagers are sometimes impressionably influenced by popular musicians or movie stars and want to behave, talk, or dress like them.

impressionism (s) (noun), impressionisms (pl)
1. A style or practice of painting in France which thrived from 1870 to 1900: The artistic approach of impressionism centers on depicting the effects of light on things instead of showing precise and clear detail.
2. A literary technique which makes use of fine aspects and mental associations: The school of impressionism among writers and poets centered on conveying feelings or experiences in their writings and an avoidance of portraying objective features of specific occurrences and things.
3. A style of music dating back to the 1800s and early 1900s: Compositions using the style of impressionism can best be associated with Debussy, whereby the harmonic effects are presented by using whole-tone scales, and are more important than having the structure and theme clearly defined.
impressive (adjective); more impressive, most impressive
Pertaining to something or someone that inspires awe, admiration, skill; stunning; breathtaking; grand: The speech that the principal, Mr. Stevens, gave at the ceremony was totally impressive, poignant, and produced a strong effect on the audience.