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Synonyms for compress
kəmˈprɛs; ˈkɒm prɛs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compress(verb)

    a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever)

    Antonyms:
    uncompress, decompress

  2. compress, compact, pack together(verb)

    make more compact by or as if by pressing

    "compress the data"

    Synonyms:
    bundle, press, squeeze, pack, compact, contract, pack together, wad, constrict

    Antonyms:
    uncompress, decompress

  3. compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press(verb)

    squeeze or press together

    "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"

    Synonyms:
    fight, adjure, weigh, pressure, crush, narrow, thrust, get, rack, cut, pack together, foreshorten, undertake, hale, press, twitch, pack, gouge, tweet, embrace, bundle, agitate, force, pinch, shove, weight-lift, sign up, sign on, twinge, urge, hug, shrink, concentrate, campaign, sign, abridge, reduce, take, condense, contract, iron, crusade, extort, stuff, urge on, squeeze, beseech, squash, compact, constringe, exhort, wring, mash, coerce, wad, bid, push, bosom, wedge, entreat, shorten, squelch, abbreviate, conjure, constrict, press out, weightlift, iron out

    Antonyms:
    uncompress, decompress

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. compress

    Synonyms:
    condense, compact, crowd, squeeze, contract, abridge, epitomize, summarize

    Antonyms:
    expand, dilate, diffuse, colliquate, compression

Editors Contribution

  1. choke (verb)

    obstruct one’s throat

    she choked on a tiny fish bone

    Submitted by erhnice on July 28, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. compress(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    condense, press, squeeze, crowd, press together

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "compress":

    compressing, compression, squeeze, zip, compressed

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How to use compress in a sentence?

  1. The Family Leader observer:

    They talked about binders – things that compress a girl’s chest to make it appear you don’t have what is there, and they talked about how students can make fake testicles by filling pantyhose with rice and sewing them into their panties.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Try to work so hard for your benefit that you can compress a week into one day.

  3. Alex Azar:

    We've got to use the full power of the U.S. government and the private sector here to compress all of those (drug trial) timelines, reduce inefficiency in development and use the power of the U.S. government to produce at risk, scale hundreds of millions of doses of vaccines even while we're running the clinical trials to prove their safe and effective.

  4. Liu Yuejin:

    But I believe that to resolve this the more important issue is for the United States to strive to reduce and compress the great demand and drug consumption markets of opioids.

  5. Liu Yuejin:

    China's drug control agencies, now and in the years to come, will place greater emphasis on drug control cooperation between China and the United States, but I believe that to resolve this the more important issue is for the United States to strive to reduce and compress the great demand and drug consumption markets of opioids.

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Translations for compress

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  • сгъстявам, сгъстявам се, сбивам се, компрес, компримирам, сбивамBulgarian
  • kompresCzech
  • komprimieren, KompresseGerman
  • comprimir, comprimirseSpanish
  • kompressoida, pakata, kompressoituaFinnish
  • comprimer, compresse, compresserFrench
  • dlúthaighIrish
  • borogatásHungarian
  • ճզմել, սեղմելArmenian
  • þjappaIcelandic
  • comprimereItalian
  • 要約, 湿布, 圧縮Japanese
  • whakawhāitiMāori
  • krimpen, kompres, comprimeren, verdichten, samenvatten, samendrukkenDutch
  • уплотнять, сдавить, уплотнить, сдавливать, сжать, компресс, сжаться, сжимать, сжиматьсяRussian

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