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Synonyms for pressure
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pressure, pressure level, force per unit area(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    imperativeness, press, force per unit area, pressure sensation, air pressure, pressure level, insistence, pressing, insistency, atmospheric pressure

  2. pressure(noun)

    a force that compels

    "the public brought pressure to bear on the government"

    Synonyms:
    imperativeness, press, force per unit area, pressure sensation, air pressure, pressure level, insistence, pressing, insistency, atmospheric pressure

  3. press, pressure, pressing(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    insistence, pressure level, military press, closet, force per unit area, public press, press, imperativeness, air pressure, crush, atmospheric pressure, wardrobe, printing press, pressing, pressure sensation, mechanical press, insistency, jam

  4. imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press, pressure(noun)

    the state of demanding notice or attention

    "the insistence of their hunger"; "the press of business matters"

    Synonyms:
    insistence, insistency, instancy, military press, closet, pressure level, force per unit area, public press, press, imperativeness, air pressure, insisting, atmospheric pressure, wardrobe, printing press, pressing, pressure sensation, mechanical press, crush, jam

  5. pressure, pressure sensation(noun)

    the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin

    "the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal"

    Synonyms:
    imperativeness, press, force per unit area, pressure sensation, air pressure, pressure level, insistence, pressing, insistency, atmospheric pressure

  6. pressure(noun)

    an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress

    Synonyms:
    imperativeness, press, force per unit area, pressure sensation, air pressure, pressure level, insistence, pressing, insistency, atmospheric pressure

  7. atmospheric pressure, air pressure, pressure(verb)

    the pressure exerted by the atmosphere

    Synonyms:
    insistency, press, force per unit area, pressure sensation, air pressure, pressure level, insistence, pressing, atmospheric pressure, imperativeness

  8. coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    draw, storm, blackjack, crush, thrust, rack, ram, hale, press, blackmail, twitch, gouge, tweet, embrace, impel, force, shove, twinge, compress, hug, drive, constrict, cart, contract, extort, stuff, squeeze, squash, compact, pinch, drag, wring, mash, coerce, push, bosom, wedge, squelch, pull, haul

  9. blackmail, blackjack, pressure(verb)

    exert pressure on someone through threats

    Synonyms:
    blackmail, hale, coerce, blackjack, force, squeeze

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pressure(n)

    Synonyms:
    exigency, urgency, constraining, hurry, influence

Editors Contribution

  1. force

    strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement

    "he was thrown backward by the force of the explosion"

    Submitted by anonymous on April 2, 2020  
  2. stress

    a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.

    "he's obviously under a lot of stress"

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pressure(n.)

    Synonyms:
    compressing, squeezing, crushing force

  2. pressure(n.)

    Synonyms:
    influence, constraining force

  3. pressure(n.)

    Synonyms:
    urgency, press, hurry

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How to use pressure in a sentence?

  1. Sarah Lasenby:

    It is imperative the government should take serious actions and put pressure on other states and global powers to radically reduce the use of fossil fuels.

  2. British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon:

    I'm worried about his pressure on the Baltics, the way he is testing NATO, nato has to be ready for any kind of aggression from Russia whatever form it takes. Nato is getting ready.

  3. Shay Celedon:

    None of it really seems real right now. We were sitting here yesterday evening having drinks with my best friend's fiancé, i go home, go to bed, get woken up two hours later that he's deceased, and she held him till he took his last breath, and tried to bring him back and keep pressure on his gunshot wound. And it was just one fatal shot that took him from us.

  4. Joseph Wu:

    I along with our country's people feel sad, angry and regretful, i need to emphasize here that China grabbing our allies and giving us pressure in the diplomatic space will not shrink the distance across the (Taiwan) strait and will not let cross-strait relations walk on a peaceful, friendly path.

  5. Ramon Casiple:

    The current mass action and the mobilisation is basically to pressure the government to get off the case.


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