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imprĭmo (inpr-), pressi, pressum, 3, v. a. [in-premo], to press into or upon, to stick, stamp, or dig into, to impress, imprint (class.).

I. Lit.: si in ejusmodi cera centum sigilla hoc anulo impressero, Cic. Ac. 2, 26, 86: locus ubi vestigium impresserit, id. Caecin. 27, 76; id. Phil. 13, 15, 30: sus rostro si humi A litteram impresserit, id. Div. 1, 13, 23: ne imprimatur jacentibus molibus solum, Col. 3, 13, 1: imprimitque genae genam, Enn. ap. Serv. ad Verg. A. 6, 686 (Trag. v. 436): os cucurbitulae corpori, Cels. 2, 11: signa tabellis, Hor. S. 2, 6, 38: impressit dente labris notam, id. C. 1, 13, 12; cf.: dentes alicui, Luc. 9, 806: muris aratrum, Hor. C. 1, 16, 20: stigmata captivorum frontibus, Petr. 105: (Dido) os impressa toro, Verg. A. 4, 659: impressa orbita, Cic. Att. 2, 21, 2: sulcus altius impressus, id. Div. 2, 23, 50: monimenta impressa saxis, Tac. A. 11, 14: puteum, i. e. to sink, dig, Pall. 1, 34: nudo ecce jugulum, convertite huc manus, imprimite mucrones, Petr. 80: dentem, Tib. 1, 6, 14; cf.: morsum, i. e. to bite, Col. 6, 17, 33; Plin. 8, 25, 37, 89: vulnus, i. e. to make, Col. 7, 11, 2: basia, Mart. 10, 42, 5: staminaque impresso fatalia pollice nentes, pressed upon, Ov. M. 8, 453; cf.: impressoque genu nitens, Verg. A. 12, 303: humidaque impressa siccabat lumina lana, Prop. 3, 6 (4, 5), 17: exempta scutula cortici, imprimitur ex alia cortex par, Plin. 17, 16, 26, 118. —

B. Transf.: aliquid (aliqua re), to press in, give an impression to a thing, to engrave, stamp, mark: an imprimi quasi ceram animum putamus? Cic. Tusc. 1, 25, 61: hoc munus habebis, Cratera impressum signis, Verg. A. 5, 536; cf.: impressas auro quas gesserat olim Exuvias, i. e. embroidered, Luc. 9, 176: non levior cippus nunc imprimit ossa? Pers. 1, 37: transtra per et remos impressaque terga virorum, pressed down, bended, Stat. Th. 5, 403.—

II. Trop., to impress, engrave, stamp, mark: quod in omnium animis eorum notionem impressisset ipsa natura, Cic. N. D. 1, 16, 43; cf.: visa in animis, id. Ac. 2, 18, 58: quaeque in animis imprimuntur incohatae intellegentiae, similiter in omnibus imprimuntur, id. Leg. 1, 10, 30; id. Fat. 19, 43: verum illud quidem impressum in animo atque mente, id. Ac. 2, 11, 34: nisi omnes ii motus in ipso oratore impressi esse atque inusti videbuntur, id. de Or. 2, 45, 189: quo e genere nobis notitiae rerum imprimuntur, id. Ac. 2, 7, 21: in quibus (curriculis) Platonis primum sunt impressa vestigia, id. Or. 3, 12; cf.: (memoria) constat ex notis litterarum, et ex eo, in quo imprimuntur illae notae, id. Part. Or. 7, 26: menti impressa, id. ib. 2, 11, 34: quaedam vestigia animo, Quint. 11, 2, 4: memoria publica recensionis tabulis publicis impressa, Cic. Mil. 27, 73: impressa animo rudi memoria, Quint. 1, 1, 36: quorum lectione duplex imprimeretur rei publicae dedecus, Cic. Phil. 5, 6, 16: cum fortitudinis, tum vero humanitatis ... impressa vestigia, id. Balb. 5, 13.—

B. Transf. (acc. to I. B.), to stamp, mark: horum flagitiorum iste vestigiis omnia municipia, praefecturas ... impressit, Cic. Phil. 2, 24, 58; id. Fam. 5, 20, 5.—Hence, impressē, adv., strongly, forcibly, impressively (postclass.).

1. Lit.: dehinc rursus defricandus tenacius quidem, sed non impressius, Cael. Aur. Tard. 3, 7, 87. —

2. Trop.: alte et impresse recogitare, Tert. Exhort. Cast. 3: ut impressius dixerim, id. Car. Christ. 12.