Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To arouse the passions of.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. make passionate, instil passion in

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To move or affect strongly with passion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To move or affect strongly with passion.

Etymologies

Italian impassionare : in-, in (from Latin; see in-2) + passione, passion (from Latin passiō, passiōn-, emotion; see passion).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
im- +‎ passion (Wiktionary)

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