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pronunciation:
pres
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pressed, presses, pressing
definition 1: to bear down on as if to crush or squeeze.
similar words:
compact, compress, crowd, crush, impact, punch, squash, squeeze
definition 2: to push or force in a particular direction.
synonyms:
push
similar words:
depress, drive, force, impact, impel, pin down, propel, thrust
definition 3: to make flat or smooth.
She pressed his shirts.
similar words:
calender, flatten, hot-press, iron, mangle, smooth
definition 4: to hold or embrace closely.
synonyms:
embrace, hug, squeeze
similar words:
clasp, embosom, envelop, hold
definition 5: to insist on or thrust (something) upon another or others.
She pressed her feminist ideas on him.He pressed many gifts on the visitors.
synonyms:
push, thrust
similar words:
enforce, force
definition 6: to urge in such a way as to make uncomfortable.
Stop pressing me for details.
synonyms:
pressure
similar words:
beset, crowd, dun, enforce, hound, importune, lobby, nag, push
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to exert pressure or force.
synonyms:
push
similar words:
compel, crowd, squeeze, thrust
definition 2: to move forward; continue to advance or progress (often fol. by on or forward).
She pressed on in spite of interferences.
synonyms:
forge
similar words:
advance, proceed, progress, push
definition 3: to seek; entreat.
I will press for information.
synonyms:
push, seek
similar words:
entreat
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the people, machines, and institutions involved in the gathering and publication of news.
similar words:
fourth estate, journalists, mass media, media, newspapermen, newspapers, newspaperwomen, radio, reporters, television
definition 2: an establishment for printing books, magazines, or other materials.
synonyms:
print shop, printery
definition 3: the act of applying weight or pressure.
synonyms:
pressure
similar words:
compression
definition 4: a crowding together, as of people, into a large group.
synonyms:
crush
similar words:
crowd, throng
definition 5: any of certain machines that act by applying pressure.
a printing pressa drill press
similar words:
drill press, printing press
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derivation: pressed (adv.)
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  • pressman:
    a person who operates a press.
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