One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Make passionate.‘her body had once pleased and impassioned him’
emotional, heartfelt, wholehearted, from the heart, earnest, sincere, fervent, ardent, vehement, intense, burning, urgent, passionate, feverish, frantic, emotive, zealousView synonyms
- ‘He comes to impassion people with a surge toward hope, a dream of achieving against the odds, a vigor to take command of one's fate.’
- ‘As the French put it, ‘A passionate man impassions others.’’
- ‘They can encourage, impassion, give us courage in our opposition.’
- ‘But to energise and impassion the nation - well - who knows what it's going to take.’
- ‘‘It can really impassion employee-owners to get in the game,’ she says.’
Late 16th century: from Italian impassionnare, from im- (expressing intensive force) + passione ‘passion’, from Christian Latin passio (see passion).
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