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press

noun authors, columnists, commentators, correspondents, editors, interviewers, journalistic writers, journalists, literary publications, media, members of the media, members of the press, news business, news gatherers, newsmen, newspaper world, newspaperman, newspapers, newswriters, publicists, publishers, reporters
Associated concepts: censorship, First Amendment, freedom of speech, freedom of the press

press

(Beseech), verb adjure, appeal, ask earnestly, beg, call upon, enjoin, entreat, exhort, impetrate, implore, importune, petition, plead, request, supplicate, urge, urgere

press

(Constrain), verb bear down on, bind, bring pressure to bear, coerce, command, compel, decree, demand, drive, enforce, exact, extort, force, impel, impose, insist, make, make necessary, necessitate, obligate, oblige, order, put pressure on, put under obligation, require, take no deeial, urge forward, wring

press

(Goad), verb aggravate, agonize, annoy, badger, beset, bother, browbeat, carp at, disquiet, drive, harry, heckle, hector, hound, incite, instigare, instigate, irritate, molest, persecute, pester, plague, prod, provoke, put pressure on, stir up, taunt, tease, torment, trouble, vex, worry
See also: attach, bait, call, claim, coax, coerce, compel, constrain, constrict, demand, desire, duress, enforce, exact, exhort, exigency, force, hasten, impact, impede, implore, importune, impose, incite, inculcate, insist, jostle, lobby, lure, motivate, plead, pray, pressure, prompt, seize, solicit, spirit, urge, weigh

PRESS. By a figure this word signifies the art of printing. The press is free.
     2. All men have a right to print and publish whatever they may deem proper, unless by doing so they infringe the rights of another, as in the case of copyrights, (q.v.) when they may be enjoined. For any injury they may commit against the public or individuals they may be punished, either by indictment, or by a civil action at the suit of the party injured, when the injury has been committed against a private individual. Vide Const. of the U. S. Amend. art. 1, and Liberty of the Press.

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Although he's not an acknowledged investor, the elder Buffett came to Green Bay and was pressing flesh at the post-opening cocktail party.
There's no need for you to be on the campaign trail, to be physically present in each and every sortie, sweating it out, standing on a flatbed truck, pressing flesh.
What we witnessed during these 10 minutes of pressing flesh before they went on to the reception was a side to the Prince that the British people have not seen for far too long.