Definition of compress:
sign on, access, foreshorten, bosom, conjure, corset, wedge, undertake, telescope, fix, thrust, wrap closely, Band-Aid, increase, weightlift, push, narrow, pack, delete, burn, hug, exhort, pack together, sign up, crowd, schedule, censor, take, capsulize, coagulate, rearrange, crusade, append, grind, make brief, bring forward, cane, back up, mash, capture, cram, constrict, embrace, time, force, constringe, bind tightly, beseech, braces, consolidate, cotton ball, press, extort, scrunch, squelch, pressure, contract, pinch, epitomize, cramp, crush, browse, postpone, iron, tighten, move, dramatize, put back, get, tighten, dehydrate, restrict in area, weight-lift, iron out, sign, summarize, boil down, agitate, collapse, tweet, cotton, bid, abstract, capsule, collar, depress, coerce, rub, wring, call up, urge on, hale, rack, cast, ram, stuff, fight, squeeze, twinge, press together, entreat, shove, make terse, force into a smaller space, compact, bandage, author, block, adapt, cut, cut down, wad, bundle, gouge, twitch, squash, urge, archive, weigh, adjure, burn in, reschedule, squeeze together, put off, campaign, press out, shrivel, bowdlerize.
- contract (part of speech: verb)
- diminish (part of speech: verb)
- flatten (part of speech: verb)
- decrease (part of speech: verb)
De Spain, in the saddle in front of the barn, his broad hat brim set on the impassive level of the Western horseman, his lips seeming to compress his thoughts, his lines over his forearm, and his hands half- slipped into the pockets of his snug leather coat, watched Page with his light wagon and horses drive away.- "Nan of Music Mountain", Frank H. Spearman.
But now, if the tumbler contained only air, and if a ball were to be put in at the top, just large enough to fit the tumbler exactly, and if a strong man were to crowd it down with all his strength, he would, perhaps, compress the air into half the space which it occupied before.- "Rollo's Philosophy. [Air]", Jacob Abbott.
- "Surgical Anatomy", Joseph Maclise.