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1. press

verb. ['ˈprɛs'] exert pressure or force to or upon.

Synonyms

  • weigh down
  • push
  • craunch
  • knuckle
  • bear down on
  • crunch
  • squash
  • press down on
  • mash
  • crush
  • squeeze
  • grind
  • squelch
  • cranch
  • touch
  • drag down

Antonyms

  • curse
  • bless
  • underbid
  • outbid

Etymology

  • presse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pressen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • presser (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Press

  • transgress
  • nevertheless
  • stds
  • nonetheless
  • dispossess
  • convalesce
  • tcas
  • simplesse
  • repossess
  • reinvests
  • progress
  • kjos
  • hces
  • distress
  • cmos
  • adss
  • abts
  • uys
  • uss
  • undress
  • suggests
  • success
  • requests
  • regress
  • redress
  • reassess
  • protests
  • profess
  • noblesse
  • lcs

Example sentences of the word press


1. Noun, singular or mass
Fold a five-inch-long piece of ribbon in half and press it on the pin so the ends hang down.

2. Verb, base form
It's sometimes necessary to press down on the cap to turn and remove it.

3. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
Gently press the topping with a spatula or the back of a spoon.

Quotes containing the word press


1. One press account said I was an overnight success. I thought that was the longest night I've ever spent.
- Sandra Cisneros

2. Friends from the press, China needs to learn more about the world, and the world also needs to learn more about China. I hope you will continue to make more efforts and contributions to deepening the mutual understanding between China and the countries of the world.
- Xi Jinping

3. I can feel Peeta press his forehead into my temple and he asks, 'So now that you've got me, what are you going to do with me?' I turn into him. 'Put you somewhere you can't get hurt.
- Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

2. press

verb. ['ˈprɛs'] force or impel in an indicated direction.

Synonyms

  • push
  • rush
  • bear on
  • preach
  • advise
  • counsel
  • exhort
  • advocate
  • urge
  • rede
  • urge on

Antonyms

  • undress
  • unrefined
  • linger
  • unhurried

Etymology

  • presse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pressen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • presser (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. press

verb. ['ˈprɛs'] squeeze or press together.

Synonyms

  • overbear
  • gag
  • strangulate
  • strangle
  • fret
  • constrict
  • squeeze
  • choke
  • scrag
  • astringe
  • contract
  • compact
  • tighten
  • convulse
  • compress
  • prim

Antonyms

  • adience
  • abience
  • uncover
  • stand still

Etymology

  • presse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pressen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • presser (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. press

verb. ['ˈprɛs'] place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure.

Synonyms

  • iron
  • flatten out
  • flatten
  • calender

Antonyms

  • demote
  • make peace
  • defend
  • surrender

Etymology

  • presse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pressen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • presser (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. press

verb. ['ˈprɛs'] to be oppressive or burdensome.

Synonyms

  • weigh
  • count

Antonyms

  • inconsequence
  • mistrust
  • distrust

Etymology

  • presse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pressen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • presser (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. press

noun. ['ˈprɛs'] the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines.

Synonyms

  • public press
  • free press
  • mag
  • paper
  • print media
  • newspaper
  • press corps

Antonyms

  • unstuff
  • free
  • stimulate
  • deprive

Etymology

  • presse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pressen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • presser (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. press

verb. ['ˈprɛs'] create by pressing.

Synonyms

  • create

Antonyms

  • multiply
  • integrate

Etymology

  • presse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pressen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • presser (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. press

noun. ['ˈprɛs'] a machine used for printing.

Synonyms

  • bed
  • rotary press
  • cylinder press
  • machine
  • printing press
  • standing press

Antonyms

  • stifle
  • diverge
  • miss
  • disengage

Etymology

  • presse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pressen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • presser (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. press

noun. ['ˈprɛs'] the state of demanding notice or attention.

Synonyms

  • urgency
  • pressure
  • imperativeness
  • insistence

Antonyms

  • widen
  • distributed
  • loose
  • tall

Etymology

  • presse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pressen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • presser (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. press

verb. ['ˈprɛs'] crowd closely.

Antonyms

  • add

Etymology

  • presse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pressen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • presser (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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