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What is another word for push?

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To exert force or pressure on
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“We had to push the heavy door with all of our might to open it.”
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To demand earnestly or pressingly
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“My parents would push me to learn a musical instrument when I was younger.”
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To promote the use, sale, or acceptance of
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“Companies are preoccupied with trying to push their products onto consumers.”
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To move or proceed onward
“The troops will continue to push southwards in the coming weeks.”
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(of a button on a device or machine) To press down on
“I was unsure as to which button I needed to push on the dishwasher to start it.”
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To move past someone or something with force
“I had to push through the throng of tourists to catch a glimpse of the famous artwork.”
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To squeeze or pack tightly into a small or restricted space
“She takes a suitcase down from the cupboard and starts to push our clothes into it.”
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To promote or nurture the development of
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To campaign or advocate on an issue or for change, typically politically
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To come, go, or move somewhere rapidly or in a forceful way
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To deal or trade in something, typically illegal
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To campaign to arouse public concern and action about an issue
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To make excessive demands on
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To apply great and continuous effort towards work, a task, or a goal
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To hasten the progress of or make easier
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To place, slip or insert something into a compartment or space
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To insert or introduce between or among others
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To thrust or push onto someone or something
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To give (someone) orders in a domineering manner
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To develop gradually
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To physically change the way something is as opposed to its original state
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To struggle or compete with others in an eager or uncontrolled way
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To move very slowly (towards something)
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To take action
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To push or roll along on wheels
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To crowd or gather together
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To enthusiastically applaud or approve of
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To push from below
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To speak boastfully
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To grow from seed
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To drive away, or cause to go in a specified direction
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To sweep, push or clear (something) away with one's hand or an implement
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To cover an opening
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Mix by pressing
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To remove or take out, especially with effort or force
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To protrude or extend outwardly
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To cause significant upset to (someone)
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To become mature or grow older
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An act of pushing someone or something in order to move them away from oneself
“She could not help but give the slow-walking person in front of her a gentle push in the back to hurry him along.”
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A special effort exerted towards a particular goal
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“The push towards renewable energy is part of a strategy to lessen our dependence on fossil fuels.”
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A determination or motivation (to do something)
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“The movement is leading the way in the push to reshape the discourse around climate change.”
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The act of ordering or forcing someone to leave a position or role
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Something that arouses activity or action in someone or something
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A written review of something or someone, typically complimentary
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An advance or forward movement
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Great effort expended towards a particular goal or aim
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(fencing) An attempt to stab or strike an adversary
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A hope or ambition of achieving something
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An event undertaken to get money by voluntary contributions for a particular cause
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The act of physically lowering something
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A large, densely packed crowd of people or animals