impress (v.) Old form(s): impresse
conscript, enlist, force into service
1H4 I.i.21[King Henry to all, of Christ] under whose blessed cross / We are impressed and engaged to fight
Mac IV.i.94[Macbeth to himself, of the Third Apparition's warning] Who can impress the forest
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