VERB + IMPRESSION form, gain, get, have, obtain, receive I got the distinct impression that you disliked her. | convey, create, give (sb), leave sb with, provide (sb wtih) The book leaves you with a distorted impression of politics. | maintain She was trying to maintain the impression that she was in control. | confirm | heighten, reinforce, strengthen | avoid It was difficult to avoid the impression that he was assisting them for selfish reasons. | correct I must correct a false impression that I gave you just now. | record She recorded her impressions of the city in her diary.
|1||GET THE IMPRESSION||774|
|2||GIVE THE IMPRESSION||705|
|3||GOT THE IMPRESSION||440|
|4||MAKE AN IMPRESSION||360|
|5||GIVES THE IMPRESSION||353|
|6||GAVE THE IMPRESSION||335|
|7||MADE AN IMPRESSION||311|
|8||GIVING THE IMPRESSION||234|
|9||CREATE THE IMPRESSION||200|
|10||LEAVE THE IMPRESSION||116|
ADJ. distinct, firm, strong | main, overriding, overwhelming | convincing | clear, vivid | fleeting, vague | accurate | distorted, erroneous, false, mistaken, misleading, spurious, wrong | good The village gives a good impression of what a medieval city would have looked like. | favourable | negative | opposite | early, first, immediate, initial First impressions can be misleading. | final | general, overall | general, widespread There is a widespread impression that schooling needs to be improved. | public | personal, subjective
Be under the impression – to think that something is true.
Do an impression of – copy another person.