press for - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theypress for
he/she/itpresses for
present participlepressing for
past tensepressed for
past participlepressed for
  1. 1
    press someone for something to try in a determined way to get something from someone

    The more she pressed him for an explanation, the more he refused to speak.

  2. 2
    press for something to try in a determined way to achieve something

    The committee also agreed to press for changes in the current financing system.

See also main entry: press