Synonyms for press

Synonyms for (noun) press

Synonyms: press, pressing, pressure

Definition: the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure

Usage: he gave the button a press; he used pressure to stop the bleeding; at the pressing of a button

Similar words: push, pushing

Definition: the act of applying force in order to move something away

Usage: he gave the door a hard push; the pushing is good exercise


Synonyms: military press, press

Definition: a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead

Similar words: weightlift, weightlifting

Definition: bodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weights


Synonyms: press, mechanical press

Definition: any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids

Similar words: machine

Definition: any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks


Synonyms: press, printing press

Definition: a machine used for printing

Similar words: machine

Definition: any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks


Synonyms: press

Definition: clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use

Similar words: clamp, clinch

Definition: a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together


Synonyms: closet, press, wardrobe

Definition: a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes

Similar words: article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture

Definition: furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy

Usage: they had too much furniture for the small apartment; there was only one piece of furniture in the room


Synonyms: press, public press

Definition: the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines

Similar words: print media

Definition: a medium that disseminates printed matter


Synonyms: jam, press, crush

Definition: a dense crowd of people

Similar words: crowd

Definition: a large number of things or people considered together

Usage: a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers


Synonyms: imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press, pressure

Definition: the state of demanding notice or attention

Usage: the insistence of their hunger; the press of business matters

Similar words: urgency

Definition: the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity

Synonyms for (verb) press

Synonyms: press, conjure, entreat, beseech, bid, adjure

Definition: ask for or request earnestly

Usage: The prophet bid all people to become good persons

Similar words: plead

Definition: appeal or request earnestly

Usage: I pleaded with him to stop


Synonyms: press, exhort, urge, urge on

Definition: force or impel in an indicated direction

Usage: I urged him to finish his studies

Similar words: advise, rede, counsel

Definition: give advice to

Usage: The teacher counsels troubled students; The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud


Synonyms: press, weight-lift, weightlift

Definition: lift weights

Usage: This guy can press 300 pounds

Similar words: work out, exercise

Definition: do physical exercise

Usage: She works out in the gym every day


Synonyms: press, compact, compress, constrict, contract, squeeze

Definition: squeeze or press together

Usage: she compressed her lips; the spasm contracted the muscle

Similar words: tighten

Definition: become tight or tighter

Usage: The rope tightened


Synonyms: press

Definition: place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure

Usage: pressed flowers

Similar words: flatten, flatten out

Definition: become flat or flatter

Usage: The landscape flattened


Synonyms: press, iron, iron out

Definition: press and smooth with a heated iron

Usage: press your shirts; she stood there ironing

Similar words: press

Definition: place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure

Usage: pressed flowers


Synonyms: press

Definition: exert pressure or force to or upon

Usage: He pressed down on the boards; press your thumb on this spot

Similar words: touch

Definition: make physical contact with, come in contact with

Usage: Touch the stone for good luck; She never touched her husband


Synonyms: press, push

Definition: make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby

Usage: `Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman

Similar words: push, force

Definition: move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"


Synonyms: press, press out

Definition: press from a plastic

Usage: press a record

Similar words: cast, mould, mold

Definition: form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold

Usage: cast a bronze sculpture


Synonyms: press

Definition: create by pressing

Usage: Press little holes into the soft clay

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor


Synonyms: press

Definition: crowd closely

Usage: The crowds pressed along the street

Similar words: mass

Definition: join together into a mass or collect or form a mass

Usage: Crowds were massing outside the palace


Synonyms: crusade, press, push, fight, campaign, agitate

Definition: 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

Usage: The liberal party pushed for reforms; She is crusading for women's rights; The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate

Similar words: push, promote, advertise, advertize

Definition: make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

Usage: The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model; The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops


Synonyms: weigh, press

Definition: to be oppressive or burdensome

Usage: weigh heavily on the mind, Something pressed on his mind

Similar words: count, matter, weigh

Definition: have weight; have import, carry weight

Usage: It does not matter much


Synonyms: press

Definition: be urgent

Usage: This is a pressing problem

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer