The word "press" usually describes the gentle motion of putting a finger to or on something and pushing it.
Sometimes we use the word "press" to describe the act of using an iron:
"Press" also means to influence or pressure a person into doing something:
When the word "press" is used as a noun, it refers to the business of journalism, particularly newspapers.
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First published on August 24, 2012
Updated on September 19, 2017.