Synonyms for (noun) push

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: actuation, propulsion

Definition: the act of propelling


Synonyms: push

Definition: an effort to advance

Usage: the army made a push toward the sea

Similar words: forward motion, procession, progress, progression, onward motion, advance, advancement

Definition: the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)


Synonyms: push, push button, button

Definition: an electrical switch operated by pressing

Usage: the elevator was operated by push buttons; the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk

Similar words: switch, electric switch, electrical switch

Definition: control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit


Synonyms: energy, get-up-and-go, push

Definition: enterprising or ambitious drive

Usage: Europeans often laugh at American energy

Similar words: drive

Definition: the trait of being highly motivated

Usage: his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers


Synonyms: push, thrust

Definition: the force used in pushing

Usage: the push of the water on the walls of the tank; the thrust of the jet engines

Similar words: force

Definition: (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity

Usage: force equals mass times acceleration

Synonyms for (verb) push

Synonyms: push, bear on

Definition: press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action

Usage: He pushed her to finish her doctorate

Similar words: press, exhort, urge, urge on

Definition: force or impel in an indicated direction

Usage: I urged him to finish his studies


Synonyms: push, promote, advertise, advertize

Definition: make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

Usage: The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model; The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops

Similar words: praise

Definition: express approval of

Usage: The parents praised their children for their academic performance


Synonyms: press, push

Definition: make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby

Usage: `Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman

Similar words: push, force

Definition: move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"


Synonyms: push, force

Definition: move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: push

Definition: press against forcefully without moving

Usage: she pushed against the wall with all her strength

Similar words: press

Definition: exert pressure or force to or upon

Usage: He pressed down on the boards; press your thumb on this spot


Synonyms: push

Definition: move strenuously and with effort

Usage: The crowd pushed forward

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: crowd, push

Definition: approach a certain age or speed

Usage: She is pushing fifty

Similar words: come near, come on, go up, near, draw close, draw near, approach

Definition: move towards

Usage: We were approaching our destination; They are drawing near; The enemy army came nearer and nearer


Synonyms: push

Definition: sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)

Usage: The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs

Similar words: trade, sell, deal

Definition: do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood

Usage: She deals in gold; The brothers sell shoes


Synonyms: labor, labour, push, tug, drive

Definition: strive and make an effort to reach a goal

Usage: She tugged for years to make a decent living; We have to push a little to make the deadline!; She is driving away at her doctoral thesis

Similar words: fight, struggle

Definition: make a strenuous or labored effort

Usage: She struggled for years to survive without welfare; He fought for breath


Synonyms: crusade, press, push, fight, campaign, agitate

Definition: 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

Usage: The liberal party pushed for reforms; She is crusading for women's rights; The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate

Similar words: push, promote, advertise, advertize

Definition: make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

Usage: The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model; The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops