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English definition of “press”

press

verb [I or T]     /pres/
to try hard to persuade someone to do something: The committee pressed him to reveal more information.press (sb) for sth The lawyers are likely to press for a settlement of claims.
press charges to complain officially about someone in a court of law: press charges against sb Italian magistrates are expected to press charges against the company's founder.
press your case to try to make people accept your demands: He was determined to press his case for promotion.
(Definition of press verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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