Synonyms of pressing


1. press, pressure, pressing, push, pushing

usage: 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"

2. pressing, part, portion

usage: a metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press


1. press, touch

usage: exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"

2. urge, urge on, press, exhort, rede, advise, counsel

usage: force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies"

3. weigh, press, count, matter, weigh

usage: to be oppressive or burdensome; "weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind"

4. press, flatten, flatten out

usage: place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; "pressed flowers"

5. compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press, tighten

usage: squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"

6. press, mass

usage: crowd closely; "The crowds pressed along the street"

7. press, make, create

usage: create by pressing; "Press little holes into the soft clay"

8. press, be

usage: be urgent; "This is a pressing problem"

9. crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate, advertise, advertize, promote, push

usage: 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"

10. press, press out, cast, mold, mould

usage: press from a plastic; "press a record"

11. press, push, push, force

usage: make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"

12. iron, iron out, press, press

usage: press and smooth with a heated iron; "press your shirts"; "she stood there ironing"

13. weight-lift, weightlift, press, exercise, work out

usage: lift weights; "This guy can press 300 pounds"

14. bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure, plead

usage: ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"


1. pressing, urgent, imperative (vs. beseeching)

usage: compelling immediate action; "too pressing to permit of longer delay"; "the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'"; "bridges in urgent need of repair"

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