Definition of imprint verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    imprint

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    verb
    BrE BrE//ɪmˈprɪnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈprɪnt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they imprint
    BrE BrE//ɪmˈprɪnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈprɪnt//
     
    he / she / it imprints
    BrE BrE//ɪmˈprɪnts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈprɪnts//
     
    past simple imprinted
    BrE BrE//ɪmˈprɪntɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈprɪntɪd//
     
    past participle imprinted
    BrE BrE//ɪmˈprɪntɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈprɪntɪd//
     
    -ing form imprinting
    BrE BrE//ɪmˈprɪntɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈprɪntɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1imprint A in/on B | imprint B with A to have a great effect on something so that it cannot be forgotten, changed, etc. The terrible scenes were indelibly imprinted on his mind. His work is imprinted with his own personal style. He imprints his own personal style on his work.
  2. 2imprint A in/on B | imprint B with A to print or press a mark or design onto a surface clothes imprinted with the logos of sports teams Their footprints were imprinted in the snow.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (originally as emprint): from Old French empreinter, based on Latin imprimere, from in- ‘into’ + premere ‘to press’.
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