press by entreaty

press by entreaty
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  • press — press1 [pres] vt. [ME pressen < MFr presser < L pressare, freq. of premere, to press < IE base * per , to strike > OSlav p rati, to strike] 1. to act on with steady force or weight; push steadily against; squeeze 2. to depress or… …   English World dictionary

  • press — press1 pressable, adj. /pres/, v.t. 1. to act upon with steadily applied weight or force. 2. to move by weight or force in a certain direction or into a certain position: The crowd pressed him into a corner. 3. to compress or squeeze, as to alter …   Universalium

  • press — I. /prɛs / (say pres) verb (pressed or, Archaic, prest, pressing) –verb (t) 1. to act upon with weight or force. 2. to move by weight or force in a certain direction or into a certain position. 3. to compress or squeeze, as to alter in shape or… …  

  • press — I [[t]prɛs[/t]] v. t. 1) to act upon with steadily applied weight or force 2) to move by weight or force in a certain direction or into a certain position 3) to compress or squeeze, as to alter in shape or size 4) to subject to pressure 5) to… …   From formal English to slang

  • importune — im·por·tune /ˌim pȯr tün, tyün; im pȯr ˌtyün, chən/ vb tuned, tun·ing vt: to press or urge with troublesome persistence who solicits, requests, commands, importune s or intentionally aids another person to engage in conduct which constitutes an …   Law dictionary

  • importune — v. a. Press (by entreaty), urge (by repeated requests), beset, entreat, dun, solicit earnestly …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • call — 1 vt 1: to announce or recite loudly call ed the civil trial list 2: to admit (a person) as a barrister was call ed to the bar 3: to demand payment of esp. by formal notice call …   Law dictionary

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  • Bibliography —    Published material on the German theater is both extensive and, as Prof. Simon Williams, one of the great historians of the German theater, once noted, it is dauntingly vast. No bibliography as part of a volume such as this could even… …   Historical dictionary of German Theatre

  • Franco-Mongol alliance — 1305 letter (a roll measuring 302 by 50 centimetres (9.91 by 1.6 ft)) from the Ilkhan Mongol Öljaitü to King Philip IV of France, suggesting military collaboration …   Wikipedia

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