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press

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of press

  1. 1 a built-in space for storage behind a door put the towels in the linen press Synonyms of press cuddy, cupboard, pantry, closetWords Related to press ambry [chiefly British dialect], buttery [chiefly dialect], larder, spence [chiefly British dialect]; cloakroom, coatroom, garderobe, vestiary, wardrobe

  2. 2 a great number of persons or creatures massed together he pushed his way through the press of people outside the courthouse Synonyms of press army, bike [chiefly Scottish], cram, crush, drove, flock, herd, horde, host, legion, mass, mob, multitude, crowd, rout, scrum, swarm, throngWords Related to press masses, millions, rabble, rabblement, riffraff; gaggle; heap, mountain, pile; jam, logjam

  3. 3 a storage case typically having doors and shelves originally designed as a press for clothes, it now serves to hide the bedroom TV Synonyms of press buffet, closet, console, cupboard, hutch, locker, cabinet, sideboardWords Related to press bookcase, breakfront, chest, china closet, credence, credenza, étagère (or etagere), secretary, showcase, taboret (or tabouret), vitrine; cuddy, dresser, pie safe; armoire, clothespress, garderobe, wardrobe; cabinetry, shelving


press

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of press

  1. to take or make use of under a guise of authority but without actual right the fleeing bank robber pressed a nearby taxi into service as a getaway car Synonyms of 1press arrogate, commandeer, convert, expropriate, pirate, preempt, press, seize, take over, usurpWords Related to 1press annex, attach, claim, confiscate, impound, repossess, sequester; assume, collar, grab, grasp, snatch, steal, wrench, wrest; despoil, loot, pillage; encroach, infringe, invade, occupy, preoccupy, trespass; embezzle, misapply, misappropriate, misuse, peculate


press

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of press

  1. 1 to push steadily against with some force an old doorbell that requires you to press the button hard Synonyms of 2press bear (down on), depress, shove, weigh (on or upon) Words Related to 2press compress, mash, punch, squash, squeeze, squish, squoosh; compel, force, pressure; lean (on or against), muscle; drive, propel, thrust; compact, condense, constrict, contract, crush, scrunch, wring; cram, jam, jam-pack, pack, stuff, wedge

  2. 2 to apply external pressure on so as to force out the juice or contents of my family will only drink juice from freshly pressed oranges Synonyms of 2press crush, express, mash, squeeze Words Related to 2press ream; pulp, puree (or purée); extract, extrude

  3. 3 to gather into a closely packed group everyone pressed around me to see the pictures Synonyms of 2press bunch, cluster, crowd, huddle, pile Words Related to 2press assemble, collect, concenter, concentrate, conglomerate, congregate, convene, converge, flock, forgather (or foregather), herd, swarm, throng; encircle, mob, surround; embrace, hug Near Antonyms of 2press break up, disband, disperse, split (up)

  4. 4 to force one's way we continued to press deeper and deeper into the tangled rain forest Synonyms of 2press bore, bull, bulldoze, crash, elbow, jam, jostle, muscle, push, shoulder, squeeze Words Related to 2press ram, shove, thrust

  5. 5 to cause (a person) to give in to pressure a manager pressed by a business crisis to return from his vacation ahead of schedule Synonyms of 2press blackjack, coerce, compel, constrain, dragoon, drive, impel, impress, make, muscle, obligate, oblige, press, pressure, sandbagWords Related to 2press browbeat, bulldoze, bully, cow, hector, intimidate; blackmail, high-pressure, menace, shame, terrorize, threaten; drag; badger, harass, houndNear Antonyms of 2press allow, let, permit; argue, convince, induce, move, persuade, prevail (on or upon), satisfy, talk (into), win (over)

  6. 6 to try to persuade (someone) through earnest appeals to follow a course of action pressed us to go with them to the school board meeting Synonyms of 2press egg (on), encourage, exhort, goad, nudge, press, prod, promptWords Related to 2press drive, propel, spur, stimulate; hurry, hustle, push, rush; adjure, beseech, implore, importune; blandish, cajole, coax, soft-soap, wheedle; high-pressure, nag, needle, pressure; foment, incite, instigate, provoke, stir (up)Near Antonyms of 2press deter, discourage, dissuade; brake, check, constrain, curb, hold back, inhibit, restrain

  7. 7 to indicate the importance of by centering attention on an office e-mail that presses the need for greater vigilance concerning building security Synonyms of 2press accent, accentuate, feature, foreground, highlight, illuminate, play up, point (up), press, punctuate, stressWords Related to 2press focus, identify, pinpoint, spotlight; advertise, boost, plug, promote, publicize; overplayNear Antonyms of 2press tone (down), underemphasize, understate; belittle, discount, disparage, minimizeAntonyms of 2press de-emphasize, play down



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