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Synonyms for pressure

Synonyms for (noun) pressure

Synonyms: press, pressing, pressure Definition: the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure Usage: he gave the button a press; he used pressure to stop the bleeding; at the pressing of a button

Similar words: push, pushing Definition: the act of applying force in order to move something away Usage: he gave the door a hard push; the pushing is good exercise

Synonyms: pressure Definition: a force that compels Usage: the public brought pressure to bear on the government

Similar words: force Definition: a powerful effect or influence Usage: the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them

Synonyms: pressure, pressure sensation Definition: the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin Usage: the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal

Similar words: somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensation, somesthesia Definition: the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations Usage: he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes

Synonyms: air pressure, atmospheric pressure, pressure Definition: the pressure exerted by the atmosphere

Similar words: gas pressure Definition: the pressure exerted by a gas

Synonyms: force per unit area, pressure, pressure level Definition: the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit) Usage: the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure

Similar words: physical phenomenon Definition: a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy

Synonyms: imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press, pressure Definition: the state of demanding notice or attention Usage: the insistence of their hunger; the press of business matters

Similar words: urgency Definition: the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity

Synonyms: pressure Definition: an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress

Similar words: distress Definition: a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need) Usage: a ship in distress; she was the classic maiden in distress

Synonyms for (verb) pressure

Synonyms: squeeze, pressure, force, hale, coerce Definition: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city" Usage: He squeezed her for information

Similar words: obligate, oblige, compel Definition: force somebody to do something Usage: We compel all students to fill out this form

Synonyms: pressure, blackjack, blackmail Definition: exert pressure on someone through threats

Similar words: act upon, work, influence Definition: have and exert influence or effect Usage: The artist's work influenced the young painter; She worked on her friends to support the political candidate