Meaning of “press” - Learner’s Dictionary

press

verb uk us /pres/
PUSH [ I, T ]

B1 to push something firmly:

Press the button to start the machine.
Can you press a bit harder on my shoulders, please?
He pressed his face against the window.
PERSUADE [ T ]

to try hard to persuade someone to do something:

[ + to do sth ] The committee pressed him to reveal more information.
We pressed him for an answer but he refused.
press charges

to complain officially about someone in a court of law:

The family decided not to press charges against him.
MAKE SMOOTH [ T ]

to make clothes smooth by ironing them:

I need to press these trousers.
MAKE FLAT [ T ]

to make something flat by putting something heavy on it for a long time:

to press fruit/flowers
press a case/claim

to try to make people accept your demands

(Definition of “press verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)