press

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. crush, throng, crowd; pressure, urgency; closet, wardrobe, repository; assemblage; newspapers, news media, fifth estate. See printing, publication, communication, receptacle. — v. crush, push, iron, smooth; compel, force, urge, beg, persuade; conscript, draft; hug, embrace; squeeze, wring; solicit, entreat, importune. See compulsion, gravity, smoothness, haste.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The pressure of circumstances]
Syn. rush, confusion, strain; see haste 2 .
2. [Publishing as a social institution]
Syn. the Fourth Estate, publishers, publicists, newsmen, newspapermen, journalists, journalistic writers, editors, correspondents, political writers, columnists, periodicals, print media, periodical press, papers, newspapers; see also reporter .
3. [A printing press]
Types of presses include: rotary, web, automatic, hand, unit-type, multicolor, twelve cylinder, twenty-four cylinder, universal-unit multi-color, flatbed, high-speed, rotogravure; see also machine 1 . v.
1. [To subject to pressure]
Syn. thrust, crowd, bear upon, bear down on, squeeze, hold down, pin down, screw down, force down, throng, crush, drive, weight, urge; see also compress , push 1 .
Ant. raise*, release, relieve.
2. [To smooth, usually by heat and pressure]
Syn. finish, mangle, roll; see iron , smooth 1 .
3. [To embrace]
Syn. clasp, encircle, enfold; see caress , hold 1 , hug , touch 1 .
See Synonym Study at urge .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. media reporters, newsmen, news-women, fourth estate, TV, radio, journalists, photojournalists. see newspaper
2. crowd throng, mob, pack, swarm, horde, crush.
II
v.
1. push squeeze, depress, crush, clamp, compress, bear down, flatten, squash, put weight on, cramp, compact, hug, embrace.
2. iron smooth, steam.
3. force compel, impel, constrain, move.
4. request entreat, plead, petition, importune, solicit.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To act on with a steady pushing force: crowd, crush. See PUSH. 2. To exert pressure: bear, push. See OVER. 3. To extract from by applying pressure: crush, express, squeeze. See TIGHTEN. 4. To smooth by applying heat and pressure: iron, mangle2. See SMOOTH. 5. To congregate, as around a person: crowd, flock, mob, throng. See COLLECT, TIGHTEN. 6. To put one's arms around affectionately: clasp, embrace, enfold, hold, hug, squeeze. Slang: clinch. Archaic: bosom, clip2, embosom. See TOUCH. 7. To impel to action: exhort, urge. See CAUSE, PUSH. 8. To do or achieve by forcing obstacles out of one's way: push, ram, shove. See PUSH. 9. To solicit (something) insistently: insist, urge. See CONTINUE, SEEK. II noun 1. Journalists and journalism in general: fourth estate, medium (used in plural media). British: Fleet Street. See WORDS. 2. An enormous number of persons gathered together: crowd, crush, drove, flock, horde, mass, mob, multitude, ruck1, swarm, throng. See BIG, GROUP.

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