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press

noun

1 press

The state of demanding notice or attention:
— The press of business matters.

synonyms: imperativeness, insistence, insistency, pressure.

Roget 744: compulsion, coercion, coaction, constraint, duress, enforcement, press, conscription.    force; brute force, main force, physical force; the sword, ultima ratio [Lat.]; ... show more

Roget 615: motive, springs of action, wellsprings of action.    reason, ground, call, principle; by end, by purpose; mainspring, primum mobile [Lat.], keystone; the why and the wherefore; ... show more

Roget 593: booklet; writing, work, volume, tome, opuscule; tract, tractate; livret; brochure, libretto, handbook, codex, manual, ... show more

Polish: imperatywność



2 press

The print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines.

synonym: public press.

Dutch: drukwerk, pers
Polish: prasa

3 press

A machine used for printing.

synonym: printing press.

Dutch: drukpers, pers
Polish: maszyna drukarska

4 press

A dense crowd of people.

synonyms: crush, jam.

Roget 72: assemblage; collection, collocation, colligation; compilation, levy, gathering, ingathering, muster, attroupement; team; concourse, conflux, congregation, ... show more

Polish: stonka

5 press

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

synonyms: closet, wardrobe.

Roget 191: receptacle; inclosure etc. 232; recipient, receiver, reservatory.    compartment; cell, cellule; follicle; hole, corner, niche, ... show more

Dutch: kast, kledingkast, kleerkast
Polish: szafa na ubrania, szafa ubraniowa

6 press

Clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use.

7 press

Any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids.

synonym: mechanical press.

Polish: prasa

8 press

A weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead.

synonym: military press.

Polish: wyciskanie

9 press

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.

synonyms: pressing, pressure.

verb

1 press

Exert pressure or force to or upon.

Dutch: indrukken

2 press

Force or impel in an indicated direction.

synonyms: exhort, urge, urge on.

Roget 615: induce, move; draw, draw on; bring in its train, give an impulse etc. n.; to; inspire; put up to, prompt, call up; attract, ... show more

Dutch: aandrijven, aanjagen, aanmanen, aanporren, aansporen, aanzetten, drijven, dringen, instigeren, manen ... show more

3 press

To be oppressive or burdensome:
— Something pressed on his mind.

synonym: weigh.

Roget 319: be heavy etc. adj.; gravitate, weigh, press, cumber, load.    [Measure the weight of] weigh, poise.   

4 press

Place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure.

Roget 300: insert; introduce, intromit; put into, run into; import; inject; interject etc. 298; infuse, instill, inoculate, impregnate, ... show more

5 press

Squeeze or press together:
— She compressed her lips.

synonyms: compact, compress, constrict, contract, squeeze.

Roget 744: compel, force, make, drive, coerce, constrain, enforce, necessitate, oblige.    force upon, press; cram down the throat, thrust down the throat, force down the throat; ... show more

Dutch: comprimeren, persen, samendrukken

6 press

Crowd closely.

Dutch: persen

7 press

Create by pressing.

8 press

Be urgent.

9 press

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.

synonyms: agitate, campaign, crusade, fight, push.

10 press

Press from a plastic:
— Press a record.

synonym: press out.

11 press

Make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby.

synonym: push.

12 press

Press and smooth with a heated iron:
— Press your shirts.

synonyms: iron, iron out.

Dutch: strijken

13 press

Lift weights:
— This guy can press 300 pounds.

synonyms: weight-lift, weightlift.

14 press

Ask for or request earnestly.

synonyms: adjure, beseech, bid, conjure, entreat.

Roget 763: offer, proffer, present, tender; bid; propose, move; make a motion, make advances; start; invite, hold out, place in one's way, put forward.    ... show more

Roget 765: request, ask; beg, crave, sue, pray, petition, solicit, invite, pop the question, make bold to ask; beg leave, beg a boon; ... show more

Dutch: bezweren, smeken


Moby thesaurus: AP, Associated Press, Fleet Street, Reuters, UPI, United Press International, accelerate, advice, adviser, advocate, annex, announcer, annunciator, apply pressure, army, ask, aspirator, assault, assemble, assert ... show more.

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