impress on - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyimpress on
he/she/itimpresses on
present participleimpressing on
past tenseimpressed on
past participleimpressed on

or impress upon formal

  1. impress something on someone to try to make someone understand how important something is

    They impressed on us the need to keep the project completely secret.

See also main entry: impress