Impress and Tell


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Impress verb – To act upon (a person or a person's feelings) so as to cause a response.
Usage example: impressed him with the intensity of their musical performance

Tell and impress are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Impress".
Nearby Words: impression, impressive, impressed, impressible, impressively
Synonyms for Impress


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Impress and tell are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Impress" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

girl impress girl tell girl
friend impress friend tell friend
man impress man tell man
guy impress guy tell guy
Other nouns: woman, people, wife, family, someone, parents, audience, mother, father, brother, anyone, everyone, son, kids, friends, girls.

Both words in one sentence

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