Meaning of IMPRESSION in English

IMPRESSION

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a strong impression

She made a strong impression on me.

a vague impression

Everything happens so quickly, though, that all you are left with is a vague impression.

convey a sense/an impression of sth

The music conveys a senses of sadness and despair.

distinct impression

I got the distinct impression he was trying to make me angry.

false impression

The statement gives us a false impression that we understand something when we do not.

favourable impression

A smart appearance makes a favourable impression at an interview.

lasting impression

Their generosity made a lasting impression on me.

made a deep impression on

What he said made a deep impression on me.

unfavourable impression

Careless spelling mistakes in a letter can create an unfavourable impression .

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

bad

Nothing creates a worse impression than people who are late for meetings.

Contact with Casaubon has given him a bad impression of application, which may produce no product.

Probably a bad impression as I feel that he is good at heart.

To have cancelled the conference would have created an equally bad impression .

If you do you will become muddled and make a bad impression .

When he'd talked to him, he got a bad impression of the man.

Christina did not like them to receive such a bad impression of Crystal Springs.

This kind of thing gives a very bad impression elsewhere.

clear

The picture gave no clear impression of anyone in particular; it was generic Victorian lady, specific shy poetess.

Tim hers too may char and survive in structures, or at least leave a clear impression in the hardened mud.

One has a clear impression that the Conservative Government has become hostile to local government.

deep

His energy, his sense of humour and his melodious voice made a deep impression .

It made such a deep impression upon Katch that seventy years later, she could still recite passages from it.

The great toe often left a deep impression similar to the final toeing-off by humans before swinging their foot.

And then he added something which made a deep impression on me.

The article made a deep impression on me and I thought what a wonderful coastline it would be to explore.

There is, too, a sense of timelessness, stillness and silence which leaves a deep impression on visitors.

The Elijah-Elisha saga made a further deep impression on me.

This gives an opportunity for your message to gain more attention from the reader and perhaps to make a deeper impression .

distinct

It gave the distinct impression , I noticed, of being Cortina-shaped.

The boy had the distinct impression he was about to meet some one who would welcome his arrival.

She got the distinct impression that Melissa wasn't best pleased to find that Luke had company.

Once again she got the distinct impression that he didn't want to talk about the sculptor.

Melissa had the distinct impression that he held Iris's chair for a fraction longer than her own.

But I got a distinct impression he didn't want me to see what he was writing.

The Alliance failed to make a distinct impression .

The atmosphere in this dark room was oddly disquieting, giving him the distinct impression that he was not alone.

false

This unfortunately gives the-perhaps false-impression , that the text was written or edited in rather a rushed manner.

But he knew that people thought otherwise, and that their false impression was his own fault.

The call, the first by any network, created the false impression that Bush had won the general election.

It made him uneasy to think that a false impression was the basis for his hiring.

Or was that a false impression , created by the odd circumstances of their unexpected arrival here?

Deceptive behaviors are those actions intended to create a false impression of reality.

Taken at face value the words found sinister and can convey a false impression like some sort of second-rate horror movie.

It was one of the false impressions that collected around her.

favourable

I've seen him a few times and he's never made a favourable impression on me!

Unfortunately, an examination of the circumstances in which they were produced gives a much less favourable impression .

She had formed a favourable impression of him then, as an intelligent, sincere, if rather serious man.

But the real beauty of this bass is that the playing of it does not detract from this favourable first impression .

Even in his ignorance, Lucien saw at once that it was essential he make a favourable impression upon this man.

Their fine physique and smart appearance made a very favourable impression .

Voluntary work can provide a framework for job-seeking and will make a favourable impression at an interview.

general

We will remember a general impression , but nothing definite.

Most of us can evaluate their performances only on the basis of a general impression and questionable memory.

The snaps these machines took never portrayed her at her best, but they would give the general impression .

He likes the general impression it makes.

The general impression has been that major capital schemes not requiring Treasury approval have been poorly appraised.

They give a good general impression of the size of the figures involved in a clear visual form.

It is inadequate and misleading to rely on general impressions in such churches.

The general impression of investigators is that the great majority of the graduates, in spite of certain difficulties, enjoy their work.

good

It conveys a good impression of the stylistic diversity of the woodcut as a medium, from Expressionism to today.

Everyone was walking on eggs, eager to make a good impression for my benefit only.

All this helps make a good impression on the customer.

So much for making a good first impression !

Unfortunately, this did not create a good impression .

Prints, to be valuable, must be good impressions on good quality paper.

She intended to give the best possible impression .

great

The atmosphere and hospitality of the Orkneys made a great impression on all our crews.

Christine Gonzalez wanted to be called Christy, did great impressions of television characters and wants to write children stories.

Rolle made a great impression on his contemporaries.

The deserted house and courtyard made a great impression on me because they were my first experience of real disorder and displacement.

Modigliani knew how to adapt himself to his surroundings and made a great impression on the day he came to sketch Bakst.

So great an impression did this make that Geoffrey de Rancon at once surrendered Pons.

The new variegated urban space meant the experience at any one time of a greater number and a greater variety of impressions .

Although, by now, many of the arguments it used had been well aired, the letter created a great impression .

indelible

Getting out didn't make such an indelible impression as going in.

The spectacle before her, half obscured by the lashing spray, left an indelible impression .

It was what happened next that had made such an indelible impression upon Mr Charles.

I suppose things made such indelible impressions on us because we had so little.

initial

This means that the environment is often very important to the forming of an initial impression .

The evaluators' initial impression was of a school with a fairly traditional outlook but one in which facilities were enviable.

After initial impressions , Bodnar climbed on to some concrete slabs and stood back to inspect the first fruits of his design skills.

Despite the 12:1 contrast ratio claimed for the screen, my initial impression was that it was poor.

Lack of urgency is the initial impression .

His Lordship's initial impression was that the case fitted more readily into a contractual than a proprietary slot.

Certainly my initial impression was that the older boys in particular were resisting the task I'd set them.

lasting

The implementation of the rationalisation programme left a lasting impression on Finniston which was to influence his future operating style.

Such stories would have made a lasting impression on my father and given him an early interest in Abyssinia.

It made a lasting impression on me.

But George Burt made a lasting impression on the place, after which it was no longer the old-world village it had been.

His family had been very poor when he was young, and it had left a lasting impression on him.

A heavy stream of important trading statements made little lasting impression on the shares involved.

The first visit by prospective parents is important as it creates a lasting impression .

Yet, regrettably, the lasting impression is of a merely superficial look at grinding poverty.

misleading

Nor did these developments give a misleading impression of Soviet influence on world affairs.

Some authorities give the misleading impression that they alone have the absolute right to deliver certain services to the public.

Alpha has a fainter star beside it, giving the misleading impression of a very wide double.

Highlighting these few bureaux may give the misleading impression that they are out of line with the mainstream.

The repertoire on the Erato set, consisting mostly of familiar Mravinsky favourites, may also give a misleading impression .

A misleading impression may be unintended.

overall

The overall impression is one of rather old-fashioned comfort marred by a degree of shabbiness.

Thus the overall impression created is secular and not religious.

Prices range from about £55 to £120. Overall impressions ?

Perhaps this unhappy memory has clouded the overall impression of the country, which is unfortunate.

Only the overall impression was familiar, not the individual pieces.

The musicians fill out evaluation forms, rating the candidates' knowledge, technique and overall impression .

Even so, an overall impression of the organisation is still necessary.

We therefore get an overall impression of relative flexibility.

strong

But you get the strong impression that he gets most cerebral satisfaction from dealing with physical problems.

The head nurse, whose name was Hatae, made a strong impression on me.

I was left with several strong impressions .

Either way, the quality of nursing care is often the strongest impression a patient takes home from the hospital.

But however strong that impression is, it is a subjective one founded on the inevitably limited view of any individual.

The strong impression I had was of a people who acted together because of a preconceived plan: a people programmed.

All in all, one is left with a strong impression that the material could have been marshalled much more effectively.

This made a strong impression on Carter, who still recalled the results in his letter to me two decades later.

wrong

He was beginning to get entirely the wrong impression , and that really annoyed - and disturbed - her.

You know we got the wrong impression of a revolution.

We now accept that the report was based upon inaccurate information and conveyed completely the wrong impression about Linford.

They gave the wrong impression , sent the wrong signal.

And if all that sounds a bit pious, I've created the wrong impression .

Mr Fallon says any move to make Darlington a development area would create a wrong impression .

Besides, the words could be construed as flirtatious, and she didn't want him getting the wrong impression again.

The scientists involved blame the press and its lurid headlines for giving people the wrong impression about Zeta.

■ VERB

avoid

Also, it is necessary to avoid giving the impression that the respondent's answers are in any way exceptional nomatterhow hair-raising.

confirm

The victimization which occurred, the loss of trade union membership, and the wage reductions all seemed to confirm this impression .

Director Robert Rodriguez confirms the impression he has made for resourceful camerawork.

They confirm our impression that, following his traumatic encounter with the Czech police, he becomes considerably less talkative.

But unfortunately some of the other news I picked up during that trip confirmed his negative impression .

William Houston s watchful, meditative Hal confirms the impression that he is simply biding his time in the Eastcheap taverns.

However, further research is needed to confirm these impressions .

A tour of the house confirmed the impressions formed from outside.

Extensive community work and interviews with young Arsenal supporters in a run-down housing estate by Robbins and Cohen confirmed this impression .

convey

Taken at face value the words found sinister and can convey a false impression like some sort of second-rate horror movie.

Even his description of Oswiu's overlordship in Britain may convey an inflated impression of military activity under Oswiu.

It is intended to convey an impression of the main themes at work. 1.

An account which tries to convey the impression that you're not there at all.

The slang term square might convey an impression which includes the suit, crew-cut and tie.

A few instances quickly convey an impression of it.

Some dealers tried to convey the false impression that the two markets were in cahoots.

create

Advertising also creates the impression that smoking is a socially acceptable norm.

One of the things he tries to do in that interview is to create the impression there was a written agreement.

To have cancelled the conference would have created an equally bad impression .

Lydia said, and they did indeed create that impression .

The first visit by prospective parents is important as it creates a lasting impression .

Deceptive behaviors are those actions intended to create a false impression of reality.

This creates a very strong impression of a foreign accent, and is something that should obviously be avoided.

Unfortunately, this did not create a good impression .

form

You should try to form an impression of the person the adjectives describe.

Everyone forms some sort of impression of a person the first time that they meet.

This is the part of the house that visitors stand closest to and from which they will form their first impression .

You've been here long enough now to have formed your own impressions of what goes on.

She had formed a favourable impression of him then, as an intelligent, sincere, if rather serious man.

gain

In particular, you may gain the impression that you are being victimised because of what you are, rather than because of who you are.

Lest her neighbours gain the impression that no-one ever wrote to her, she wrote and mailed letters to herself.

Walking amongst the ruins of an ancient city, for example, it is impossible to gain an overall impression of the layout.

Even today it is easy to gain a lopsided impression .

If you can satisfy these three requirements the reader should gain a good first impression of both the essay and the writer.

So attempt to gain an impression of paper, and a feel for the movement, rather than painting details.

Visitors to the studio could gain an impression of his work as a whole and grasp the cumulative effect.

get

I get the impression that the warden was impressed without actually liking the man.

You know we got the wrong impression of a revolution.

I did get the impression , though, that he wasn't really sure of who I was.

The Federals looking toward the Confederate lines got only a limited impression of pageantry.

You still got the impression of a grown-up playing with schoolboys.

Perhaps the reader has indeed got the impression by now that all infinite sets are countable.

Now why did I get the impression that you cared what happens to your father?

We therefore get an overall impression of relative flexibility.

give

Their edges, beyond the pages, were dyed soot-black, giving the impression of the borders of mourning cards.

His fatal obsession with Aurelia gives a remarkable impression of the quality of this figure.

His body did not give the impression of age.

Duval does not always give the impression of a man who enjoys this particular game.

The road soon snakes to the east, giving the impression of a gigantic U-turn.

Amin was there muttering things about his shoe size, trying to give the impression that he was going home.

He gave the impression of weighing every thought and utterance with great care.

last

But he hadn't bargained on Hodgson, who was clearly looking to leave a lasting impression on his future rivals.

Yet he made a greater, more lasting impression on her than most lovers would or could.

Their firsthand involvement in the human problems of cultural change has made a lasting impression on most of them.

The vulgarity had a lasting impression on me.

leave

I was left with several strong impressions .

Such seriousness, intensity, and power in a young man set him apart and left an impression on others.

All in all, one is left with a strong impression that the material could have been marshalled much more effectively.

The movie leaves the impression that Prefontaine is peeved by the delay.

There is, too, a sense of timelessness, stillness and silence which leaves a deep impression on visitors.

I am left with the impression that the author has updated his work reluctantly and some of his text is misleading.

But he hadn't bargained on Hodgson, who was clearly looking to leave a lasting impression on his future rivals.

Bush leaves a first impression that, while his government is not deliberately isolationist, it is comfortable with being isolated.

make

I've seen him a few times and he's never made a favourable impression on me!

The head nurse, whose name was Hatae, made a strong impression on me.

All this helps make a good impression on the customer.

Everyone was walking on eggs, eager to make a good impression for my benefit only.

It made a lasting impression on me.

This made a positive impression on those in a position to refer prospective patients.

Swindon lost Hockaday with a fractured cheekbone just before half-time as they were beginning to make an impression on the game.

Carole Migden always makes an impression .

mistake

Few people understand exactly what they are and what they can do and quite a few people have mistaken impressions from the media.

A thin, friendly man, he often gave the mistaken impression that nothing was too much trouble.

His sour grapes should not be mistaken for an accurate impression of the flavour of Charles's court in December 842.

That can lead to the mistaken impression that the principles do not fit businesses involved in services.

The mistaken impression went abroad that a paradise of work had at last been found.

receive

Above all, Alida Thorne said to herself, she must not receive the impression of neglect.

Thus, the whole question of the attainment of metanoia revolves around receiving and registering impressions in a new way.

Christina did not like them to receive such a bad impression of Crystal Springs.

By receiving and registering impressions differently, we change everything within and around us.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a deep impression

And then he added something which made a deep impression on me.

His energy, his sense of humour and his melodious voice made a deep impression.

It made such a deep impression upon Katch that seventy years later, she could still recite passages from it.

The article made a deep impression on me and I thought what a wonderful coastline it would be to explore.

The great toe often left a deep impression similar to the final toeing-off by humans before swinging their foot.

There is, too, a sense of timelessness, stillness and silence which leaves a deep impression on visitors.

This gives an opportunity for your message to gain more attention from the reader and perhaps to make a deeper impression.

form an opinion/impression/idea

Members of the jury must not have formed opinions from publicity before the trial.

Among those who have formed an opinion, more say public projects should go on the ballot than not.

He conceded to Franceschelli that actually being present during the autopsy might have given him better information to form an opinion.

He was in no state to form an idea of what we were talking about.

It is the auditor's responsibility to form an opinion on the truth and fairness of the accounts.

Nor that we should not form opinions or make evaluations.

So gather information about your child, rather than forming opinions and judgments.

Yet, along with journalists, poets, literary figures, and agitators, they do help form opinions.

You should try to form an impression of the person the adjectives describe.

gain an understanding/insight/impression etc

By analysing simple situations, with essential features in common, we can gain insight into the behaviour of these complicated beams.

It is difficult to see how avoiding teaching about what is distinctive of religion can help people gain an understanding of it!

One way to gain insight into these issues is to view them through the work of some of the main protagonists.

Pupils use drama to gain insights into moral and social issues in works of literature.

Self-assessment Building self-esteem is about appreciating strengths and developing them as much as it is about gaining an understanding of weaknesses.

The trust wants to gain an insight into the county's butterfly population.

This guidance helped them gain insight into the characteristics that inhibited their own ability to persist and to complete schoolwork.

To visit them is to gain an insight into what many of our own wetlands must have been like.

get hold of an idea/an impression/a story etc

give (sb) an impression/a sense/an idea

mistaken belief/idea/impression/view etc

A thin, friendly man, he often gave the mistaken impression that nothing was too much trouble.

Cannabis may have few immediate withdrawal effects and this again may give rise to the mistaken belief that it is not addictive.

People have a mistaken idea about artists.

Such a deeply mistaken belief can only come from a citizen of a country with a disciplinarian attitude to politics.

That can lead to the mistaken impression that the principles do not fit businesses involved in services.

The foregoing paragraphs dispose, it is hoped, of some mistaken ideas as to the state and progress of sexuality in adulthood.

The most mistaken idea is that you can Xerox people and somehow clone a fully grown adult.

This can give rise to the mistaken belief that cocaine is not an addictive drug.

run away with the idea/impression (that)

But don't run away with the idea it was all Jerusalem the Golden.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

An impression of a heel was left in the mud.

For some reason she got the impression that you didn't like her.

If she joked with him, he would think she was flirting, and she didn't want him to get the wrong impression .

In an interview don't say anything negative about your current employer - it gives a bad impression .

In her book, she gives the impression that she was a close friend of the Prince, but in fact she only met him twice.

My first impression of England was of a grey and rainy place.

We got the impression that Sally wasn't very pleased to see us.

What's your impression of Frank as a boss?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Above all, Alida Thorne said to herself, she must not receive the impression of neglect.

He thought about the two girls in the shop doorway, surprised by the detailed impression they had left on his memory.

I get the impression that opposition teams have unconsciously downgraded Leeds because of the last twelve months and are caught off guard.

Nor was the impression of physical strength deceptive.

Seattle had made an impression on at least some of those executives.

The forest and the land left their impression on the people.

The glossy paint is applied in many flat layers, so you get a contradictory impression of depth.

Therefore, instead of showing the strategy you use you are really showing the value of first impressions.

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