Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pressing

2 senses of pressing

Sense 1
press, pressure, pressing -- (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")
       => push, pushing -- (the act of applying force in order to move something away; "he gave the door a hard push"; "the pushing is good exercise")

Sense 2
pressing -- (a metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press)
       => part, portion -- (something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb press

14 senses of press

Sense 1
press -- (exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot")
       => touch -- (make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband")

Sense 2
urge, urge on, press, exhort -- (force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies")
       => rede, advise, counsel -- (give advice to; "The teacher counsels troubled students"; "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud")

Sense 3
weigh, press -- (to be oppressive or burdensome; "weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind")
       => count, matter, weigh -- (have weight; have import, carry weight; "It does not matter much")

Sense 4
press -- (place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; "pressed flowers")
       => flatten, flatten out -- (become flat or flatter; "The landscape flattened")

Sense 5
compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press -- (squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle")
       => tighten -- (become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened")

Sense 6
press -- (crowd closely; "The crowds pressed along the street")
       => mass -- (join together into a mass or collect or form a mass; "Crowds were massing outside the palace")

Sense 7
press -- (create by pressing; "Press little holes into the soft clay")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 8
press -- (be urgent; "This is a pressing problem")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 9
crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate -- (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")
       => advertise, advertize, promote, push -- (make publicity for; try to sell (a product); "The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model"; "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops")

Sense 10
press, press out -- (press from a plastic; "press a record")
       => cast, mold, mould -- (form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; "cast a bronze sculpture")

Sense 11
press, push -- (make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman")
       => push, force -- (move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner")

Sense 12
iron, iron out, press -- (press and smooth with a heated iron; "press your shirts"; "she stood there ironing")
       => press -- (place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; "pressed flowers")

Sense 13
weight-lift, weightlift, press -- (lift weights; "This guy can press 300 pounds")
       => exercise, work out -- (do physical exercise; "She works out in the gym every day")

Sense 14
bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure -- (ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons")
       => plead -- (appeal or request earnestly; "I pleaded with him to stop")

Antonyms of adj pressing

1 sense of pressing

Sense 1
pressing, urgent -- (compelling immediate action; "too pressing to permit of longer delay"; "the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'"; "bridges in urgent need of repair")

INDIRECT (VIA imperative) -> beseeching, pleading, imploring -- (begging)

Similarity of adj pressing

1 sense of pressing

Sense 1
pressing, urgent -- (compelling immediate action; "too pressing to permit of longer delay"; "the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'"; "bridges in urgent need of repair")
       => imperative (vs. beseeching) -- (requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative")

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