Synonyms of compress
1 squeezeDictionary • Poor posture can compress the body's organs.
squeeze • He squeezed her arm reassuringly.
crush • Their vehicle was crushed by an army tank.
squash • She made clay models and squashed them flat again.
constrict • Severe migraine can be treated with a drug which constricts the blood vessels.
press • The grapes are hand-picked and pressed.
crowd • A group of journalists were crowded into a minibus.
wedge • He wedged himself between the door and the radiator.
cram • We crammed into my car and set off.
2 condenseDictionary • Textbooks compressed six millennia of Egyptian history into a few pages.
condense • The English translation has been condensed into a single more readable book.
contract • New research shows that an excess of meat and salt can contract muscles.
compact • The soil settles and is compacted by the winter rain.
shorten • When the days shorten, some people suffer from depression.
summarize • To summarize, this is a clever approach to a common problem.
abbreviate • He abbreviated his first name to Alec.
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abbreviateIf you abbreviate something, especially a word or a piece of writing, you make it shorter.
• He abbreviated his first name to Alec.
compactTo compact something means to press it so that it becomes more solid.
• The soil settles and is compacted by the winter rain.
condenseIf you condense something, especially a piece of writing or speech, you make it shorter, usually by including only the most important parts.
• The English translation has been condensed into a single more readable book.
Thesaurus for compress from the Collins English Thesaurus
to squeeze together or compact into less space; condense