- (n.) imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press, pressure (the state of demanding notice or attention) "the insistence of their hunger"; "the press of business matters"
- (n.) press, public press (the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines)
- (n.) press, printing press (a machine used for printing)
- (n.) crush, jam, press (a dense crowd of people)
- (n.) wardrobe, closet, press (a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes)
- (n.) press (clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use)
- (n.) press, mechanical press (any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids)
- (n.) press, military press (a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead)
- (n.) press, pressure, pressing (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"
- (v.) press (exert pressure or force to or upon) "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
- (v.) urge, urge on, press, exhort (force or impel in an indicated direction) "I urged him to finish his studies"
- (v.) weigh, press (to be oppressive or burdensome) "weigh heavily on the mind, "Something pressed on his mind"
- (v.) press (place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure) "pressed flowers"
- (v.) compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press (squeeze or press together) "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
- (v.) press (crowd closely) "The crowds pressed along the street"
- (v.) press (create by pressing) "Press little holes into the soft clay"
- (v.) press (be urgent) "This is a pressing problem"
- (v.) crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate (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"
- (v.) press, press out (press from a plastic) "press a record"
- (v.) press, push (make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby) "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
- (v.) iron, iron out, press (press and smooth with a heated iron) "press your shirts"; "she stood there ironing"
- (v.) weight-lift, weightlift, press (lift weights) "This guy can press 300 pounds"
- (v.) bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure (ask for or request earnestly) "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
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