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Meaning & Definition of Press in English

English

Press

/prɛs/

noun

1. The state of demanding notice or attention

  • "The insistence of their hunger"
  • "The press of business matters"
    synonym:
  • imperativeness
  • ,
  • insistence
  • ,
  • insistency
  • ,
  • press
  • ,
  • pressure

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

    synonym:
  • press
  • ,
  • public press

3. A machine used for printing

    synonym:
  • press
  • ,
  • printing press

4. A dense crowd of people

    synonym:
  • crush
  • ,
  • jam
  • ,
  • press

5. A tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes

  • Has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
    synonym:
  • wardrobe
  • ,
  • closet
  • ,
  • press

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

    synonym:
  • press

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

    synonym:
  • press
  • ,
  • mechanical press

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

    synonym:
  • press
  • ,
  • military press

9. 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"
    synonym:
  • press
  • ,
  • pressure
  • ,
  • pressing

verb

1. Exert pressure or force to or upon

  • "He pressed down on the boards"
  • "Press your thumb on this spot"
    synonym:
  • press

2. Force or impel in an indicated direction

  • "I urged him to finish his studies"
    synonym:
  • urge
  • ,
  • urge on
  • ,
  • press
  • ,
  • exhort

3. To be oppressive or burdensome

  • "Weigh heavily on the mind", "something pressed on his mind"
    synonym:
  • weigh
  • ,
  • press

4. Place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure

  • "Pressed flowers"
    synonym:
  • press

5. Squeeze or press together

  • "She compressed her lips"
  • "The spasm contracted the muscle"
    synonym:
  • compress
  • ,
  • constrict
  • ,
  • squeeze
  • ,
  • compact
  • ,
  • contract
  • ,
  • press

6. Crowd closely

  • "The crowds pressed along the street"
    synonym:
  • press

7. Create by pressing

  • "Press little holes into the soft clay"
    synonym:
  • press

8. Be urgent

  • "This is a pressing problem"
    synonym:
  • press

9. 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"
    synonym:
  • crusade
  • ,
  • fight
  • ,
  • press
  • ,
  • campaign
  • ,
  • push
  • ,
  • agitate

10. Press from a plastic

  • "Press a record"
    synonym:
  • press
  • ,
  • press out

11. Make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby

  • "`now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
    synonym:
  • press
  • ,
  • push

12. Press and smooth with a heated iron

  • "Press your shirts"
  • "She stood there ironing"
    synonym:
  • iron
  • ,
  • iron out
  • ,
  • press

13. Lift weights

  • "This guy can press 300 pounds"
    synonym:
  • weight-lift
  • ,
  • weightlift
  • ,
  • press

14. Ask for or request earnestly

  • "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
    synonym:
  • bid
  • ,
  • beseech
  • ,
  • entreat
  • ,
  • adjure
  • ,
  • press
  • ,
  • conjure

Examples of using

Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.
What happens if I press this button?
You need to press the button.