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

7 senses of pressure

Sense 1
pressure, pressure level, force per unit area -- (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")
       => physical phenomenon -- (a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy)

Sense 2
pressure -- (a force that compels; "the public brought pressure to bear on the government")
       => force -- (a powerful effect or influence; "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them")

Sense 3
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 4
imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press, pressure -- (the state of demanding notice or attention; "the insistence of their hunger"; "the press of business matters")
       => urgency -- (the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity)

Sense 5
pressure, pressure sensation -- (the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin; "the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal")
       => somesthesia, somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensation -- (the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations; "he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes")

Sense 6
pressure -- (an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress)
       => distress -- (a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need); "a ship in distress"; "she was the classic maiden in distress")

Sense 7
atmospheric pressure, air pressure, pressure -- (the pressure exerted by the atmosphere)
       => gas pressure -- (the pressure exerted by a gas)

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

2 senses of pressure

Sense 1
coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force -- (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")
       => compel, oblige, obligate -- (force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form")

Sense 2
blackmail, blackjack, pressure -- (exert pressure on someone through threats)
       => influence, act upon, work -- (have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate")

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