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  1. im┬Ěprint
  2. verb

    • 1. impress or stamp (a mark or outline) on a surface or body:

      tire marks were imprinted in the snow
    • 2. make an impression or mark on (something):

      clothes imprinted with the logos of sports teams
    • 3. fix (an idea) firmly in someone's mind:

      he would always have this ghastly image imprinted on his mind
    • 4. (of a young animal) come to recognize (another animal, person, or thing) as a parent or other object of habitual trust:

      the bird thought I was its mother and imprinted on me goslings will imprint themselves on inanimate objects such as a cardboard box


    • 1. a mark made by pressing something onto a softer substance so that its outline is reproduced:

      he made imprints of the keys in bars of soap
    • 2. a lasting impression or effect:

      years in the colonies had left their imprint
      Synonym : impact, lasting effect, influence, impression
    • 3. a printer's or publisher's name, address, and other details in a book or other printed item.

    • 4. a brand name under which books are published, typically the name of a former publishing house that is now part of a larger group:

      the group will continue to market its products through its established imprints
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: imprint, plural noun: imprints

    • v.: verb: imprint, 3rd person present: imprints, gerund or present participle: imprinting, past tense: imprinted, past participle: imprinted

    • verb

      impress or stamp (a mark or outline) on a surface:

      make an impression or mark on:

    • noun

      a mark or outline made by pressing something on to a softer substance:

      a lasting effect:

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