Synonyms of push


1. push, pushing, propulsion, actuation

usage: the act of applying force in order to move something away; "he gave the door a hard push"; "the pushing is good exercise"

2. push, thrust, force

usage: the force used in pushing; "the push of the water on the walls of the tank"; "the thrust of the jet engines"

3. energy, push, get-up-and-go, drive

usage: enterprising or ambitious drive; "Europeans often laugh at American energy"

4. push button, push, button, switch, electric switch, electrical switch

usage: an electrical switch operated by pressing; "the elevator was operated by push buttons"; "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk"

5. push, progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion

usage: an effort to advance; "the army made a push toward the sea"


1. push, force, move, displace

usage: move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"

2. push, bear on, urge, urge on, press, exhort

usage: press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"

3. advertise, advertize, promote, push, praise

usage: make publicity for; try to sell (a product); "The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model"; "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"

4. tug, labor, labour, push, drive, fight, struggle

usage: strive and make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"

5. push, press

usage: press against forcefully without moving; "she pushed against the wall with all her strength"

6. push, crowd, approach, near, come on, go up, draw near, draw close, come near

usage: approach a certain age or speed; "She is pushing fifty"

7. crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate, advertise, advertize, promote, push

usage: exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"

8. push, deal, sell, trade

usage: sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs); "The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"

9. push, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: move strenuously and with effort; "The crowd pushed forward"

10. press, push, push, force

usage: make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"

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Definition and meaning of push (Dictionary)