Synonyms for pressure

Synonyms for (noun) pressure

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: pressure

Definition: a force that compels

Usage: the public brought pressure to bear on the government

Similar words: force

Definition: a powerful effect or influence

Usage: the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them


Synonyms: pressure, pressure sensation

Definition: the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin

Usage: the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal

Similar words: somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensation, somesthesia

Definition: the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations

Usage: he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes


Synonyms: air pressure, atmospheric pressure, pressure

Definition: the pressure exerted by the atmosphere

Similar words: gas pressure

Definition: the pressure exerted by a gas


Synonyms: force per unit area, pressure, pressure level

Definition: the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)

Usage: the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure

Similar words: physical phenomenon

Definition: a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy


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: pressure

Definition: an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress

Similar words: distress

Definition: a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)

Usage: a ship in distress; she was the classic maiden in distress

Synonyms for (verb) pressure

Synonyms: squeeze, pressure, force, hale, coerce

Definition: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"

Usage: He squeezed her for information

Similar words: obligate, oblige, compel

Definition: force somebody to do something

Usage: We compel all students to fill out this form


Synonyms: pressure, blackjack, blackmail

Definition: exert pressure on someone through threats

Similar words: act upon, work, influence

Definition: have and exert influence or effect

Usage: The artist's work influenced the young painter; She worked on her friends to support the political candidate