Force and Press


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Force verb – To cause (a person) to give in to pressure.
Usage example: hunger forced the refugees to steal

Press is a synonym for force in compel topic. In some cases you can use "Press" instead the word "Force" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like bear, propel, obligate to do something.
Nearby Words: forceful, forced, forcible, forcefully, forcibly
Synonyms for Force


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Press verb – To push steadily against with some force.
Usage example: an old doorbell that requires you to press the button hard

Force is a synonym for press in urge topic. You can use "Force" instead the word "Press" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as pressure, bear, press down.
Nearby Words: pressed, pressing, pressroom
Synonyms for Press

How words are described

good good force good press
positive positive force positive press
single single force single press
small small force small press
Other adjectives: actual, great, new, major, military, international, local.

Common collocations

character force character press character
change force change press change
people force people press people
men force men press men
Other nouns: issue, hand, way.

Both words in one sentence

  • Force-Field Door By default, all force fields are on; the only way to shut a force field off is to press a corresponding button.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse Her computer is built so it takes 8 tons and 1 ounce of force to press the keys, otherwise she either couldn't press them at all or would demolish them.
  • Series / Supergirl (2015) When she twists the guy's wrist in a moment of anger, she gets all the bad press of using too much force rather than the good press for saving the kids.
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