Meaning of IMPRESSION in English

IMPRESSION

noun

1 idea/feeling/opinion about sth

ADJECTIVE

▪ distinct , firm ( esp. BrE ), strong

▪ main , overriding , overwhelming

▪ clear , vivid

▪ fleeting , vague

▪ accurate

▪ distorted , erroneous , false , misleading , mistaken , wrong

▪ good

The model gives a good ~ of what the building will look like.

▪ favourable/favorable

▪ bad

▪ negative , positive

▪ opposite

▪ early , first , immediate , initial

First ~s can be misleading.

▪ final

▪ general , overall

▪ widespread

There is a widespread ~ that schooling needs to be improved.

▪ visual

▪ public

▪ personal , subjective

VERB + IMPRESSION

▪ form , gain , get , have , receive

I got the distinct ~ that you disliked her.

▪ convey , create , give (sb) , leave sb with , provide (sb with)

The book leaves you with a distorted ~ of politics.

▪ maintain

She was trying to maintain the ~ that she was in control.

▪ confirm

▪ heighten , reinforce , strengthen , support

▪ avoid

It was difficult to avoid the ~ that he was assisting them for selfish reasons.

▪ correct

I must correct a false ~ that I gave you just now.

▪ change

Her performance did little to change my ~ of her.

▪ record

She recorded her ~s of the city in her diary.

▪ share

He shared his ~s of a recent visit to Japan.

IMPRESSION + VERB

▪ count

When it comes to finding a partner, first ~s do count.

PREPOSITION

▪ under a/the ~

I was under the ~ that you weren't coming until tomorrow.

▪ ~ about

I had the wrong ~ about him.

▪ ~ as to

mistaken ~s as to the strength of the market

2 effect that an experience/person has on sb/sth

ADJECTIVE

▪ big , deep , great , huge , powerful , profound , strong , tremendous

▪ superficial

▪ abiding ( BrE ), indelible , lasting

▪ excellent , favourable/favorable , good , great

▪ bad , poor , unfavourable/unfavorable

▪ false , misleading , wrong

▪ right

If you want to create the right ~, I suggest you wear a suit.

▪ first , immediate

The new player failed to make an immediate ~ on the team.

VERB + IMPRESSION

▪ create , leave , make

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ on , ~ upon

The day's events left a lasting ~ on them.

3 drawing

ADJECTIVE

▪ artist's

VERB + IMPRESSION

▪ issue ( BrE )

The police have issued an artist's ~ of the attacker.

4 amusing copy of sb

ADJECTIVE

▪ good

▪ funny

VERB + IMPRESSION

▪ do

He does some very good ~s of movie stars.

5 mark left on an object

VERB + IMPRESSION

▪ bear

The wax bore the ~ of a sailing ship.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .