Synonyms for press


1. imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press, pressure, urgency
usage: the state of demanding notice or attention; "the insistence of their hunger"; "the press of business matters"
2. press, public press, print media
usage: the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines
3. press, printing press, machine
usage: a machine used for printing
4. crush, jam, press, crowd
usage: a dense crowd of people
5. wardrobe, closet, press, furniture, piece of furniture, article of furniture
usage: a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
6. press, clamp, clinch
usage: clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use
7. press, mechanical press, machine
usage: any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids
8. press, military press, weightlift, weightlifting
usage: a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead
9. press, pressure, pressing, push, pushing
usage: the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure; "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button"


1. press, touch
usage: exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
2. urge, urge on, press, exhort, rede, advise, counsel
usage: force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies"
3. weigh, press, count, matter, weigh
usage: to be oppressive or burdensome; "weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind"
4. press, flatten, flatten out
usage: place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; "pressed flowers"
5. compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press, tighten
usage: squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
6. press, mass
usage: crowd closely; "The crowds pressed along the street"
7. press, make, create
usage: create by pressing; "Press little holes into the soft clay"
8. press, be
usage: be urgent; "This is a pressing problem"
9. crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate, advertise, advertize, promote, push
usage: exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
10. press, press out, cast, mold, mould
usage: press from a plastic; "press a record"
11. press, push, push, force
usage: make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
12. iron, iron out, press, press
usage: press and smooth with a heated iron; "press your shirts"; "she stood there ironing"
13. weight-lift, weightlift, press, exercise, work out
usage: lift weights; "This guy can press 300 pounds"
14. bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure, plead
usage: ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
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