Synonyms of pressure


1. pressure, pressure level, force per unit area, physical phenomenon

usage: the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit); "the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure"

2. pressure, force

usage: a force that compels; "the public brought pressure to bear on the government"

3. 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"

4. imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press, pressure, urgency

usage: the state of demanding notice or attention; "the insistence of their hunger"; "the press of business matters"

5. pressure, pressure sensation, somesthesia, somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensation

usage: the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin; "the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal"

6. pressure, distress

usage: an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress

7. atmospheric pressure, air pressure, pressure, gas pressure

usage: the pressure exerted by the atmosphere


1. coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force, compel, oblige, obligate

usage: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"

2. blackmail, blackjack, pressure, influence, act upon, work

usage: exert pressure on someone through threats

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