Synonyms of push in English:



  • 1 she tried to push him away
    shove, thrust, propel; send, drive, force, prod, poke, nudge, elbow, shoulder; sweep, bundle, hustle, manhandle
    [Antonyms] pull
  • 2 she pushed her way into the apartment
    force, shove, thrust, squeeze, jostle, elbow, shoulder, bundle, hustle; work, inch
  • 3 he pushed the panic button
    press, depress, bear down on, hold down, squeeze; operate, activate
  • 4 don't push her to join in
    urge, press, pressure, force, impel, coerce, nag; prevail on
    informal lean on, twist someone's arm, bulldoze
  • 5 they push their own products
    advertise, publicize, promote, bang the drum for; sell, market, merchandise
    informal plug, hype (up), puff (up), flog, ballyhoo
  • noun

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  • 1 I felt a push in the back
    shove, thrust, nudge, ram, bump, jolt, butt, prod, poke
  • 2 the enemy's eastward push
    advance, drive, thrust, charge, attack, assault, onslaught, onrush, offensive, sortie, sally, incursion
  • Phrases

    push around

    she wasn't used to being pushed aroundbullydomineerride roughshod overtrample onbulldozebrowbeattyrannizeintimidatethreatenvictimizepick on informallean onboss around

    push for

    the workers are pushing for flexible hoursdemandcall forrequestpress forcampaign forlobby forspeak up forurgepromoteadvocatechampionespouse

    push off

    informal you're not welcome here, so push offgo awaydepartleaveget outgoget movingbe off (with you)shoo informalskedaddlevamoosesplitscramrun alongbeat itget lostshove offbuzz offclear offbug offtake a powdertake a hike literarybegone

    push on

    I decided to push on toward the coastpress oncontinue one's journeycarry onadvanceproceedgo onprogressmake headwayforge ahead

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