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English definition of “press”

press

verb [T] (PERSUADE)   /pres/
to try to persuade or cause someone to do something, or to act in a determined way to cause something to be accepted: The police pressed her to identify the man she had seen. Marquez will visit Washington to press his country’s case. She decided not to press charges against him (= make an official complaint).
(Definition of press verb (PERSUADE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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