press

press
1. verb
1)

press the paper down firmly

Syn:
push (down), press down, depress, hold down, force, thrust, squeeze, compress
2)

his shirt was pressed

Syn:
smooth (out), iron, remove creases from
3)

we pressed the grapes

Syn:
crush, squeeze, squash, mash, pulp, pound, pulverize, macerate
4)

she pressed the child to her bosom

Syn:
clasp, hold close, hug, cuddle, squeeze, clutch, grasp, embrace
5)

Hillary pressed his hand

Syn:
squeeze, grip, clutch
6)

the crowd pressed around

Syn:
cluster, gather, converge, congregate, flock, swarm, throng, crowd
7)

the government pressed its claim

Syn:
plead, urge, advance insistently, present, submit, put forward
8)

they pressed him to agree

Syn:
urge, put pressure on, force, push, coerce, dragoon, steamroller, browbeat; informal lean on, put the screws on, twist someone's arm, railroad, bulldoze
9)

they pressed for a ban on the ivory trade

Syn:
call, ask, advocate, clamor, push, campaign, demand, lobby
2. noun
1)

a small literary press

Syn:
publishing house, publisher; printing house/company; printing press
2)

the freedom of the press

Syn:
the media, the newspapers, the papers, the news media, the fourth estate; journalists, reporters, newspapermen/newspaperwomen, newsmen/newswomen, pressmen; informal journos, newshounds, newsies
3)

the company had some bad press

Syn:
(press) reports, press coverage, press articles, (press) reviews, media attention

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