I know you're married with kids and settled now, but what's the craziest thing you've done in the past to impress a girl?
It turned out that my brother had copied out the entire Things Fall Apart by hand to impress girls.
She was the girl to impress at Wellesley—and we were all in awe of her.
Peggy Olson is trying—and failing—to impress her distant male boss.
Rather than trying to craft your own Bisset barbs, you can just impress your friends with these Twitter zingers.
I think that God intended to impress us with the vividness of that color.
Boys were flogged at boundaries, to impress the boundaries on their memory.
Their peculiar circumstances in Poland left an impress upon their inner life.
Endeavour to impress that upon her at your leisure, if you please.'
The power which, on all occasions, thou hast been so careful to impress upon me, hath but made thy hypocrisy the more astonishing.
late 14c., "have a strong effect on the mind or heart," from Latin impressus, past participle of imprimere "press into or upon, stamp," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + premere "to press" (see press (v.1)). Literal sense of "to apply with pressure, make a permanent image in, indent, imprint" is from early 15c. in English. Sense of "to levy for military service" is from 1590s, a meaning more from press (v.2). Related: Impressed; impressing.
"act of impressing," also "characteristic mark," 1590s, from impress (v.).