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1. To request, urge, or demand for something to happen. We've been pressing for an increase in the minimum wage for the last decade. Employees pressed for a police investigation into the CEO after it came to light that he'd been using company funds to pay for personal vacations.
2. To request, urge, or demand that someone do or provide something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "press" and "for." The journalist pressed him for an answer to her question, but the senator declined to comment. The auditors are pressing me for an explanation about the missing money—what am I supposed to tell them?
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press for something

 
1. to urge for something to be done; to request something. The mayor is pressing for an early settlement to the strike. I will press her for an answer. The citizens are pressing for an investigation of the incident.
2. to press a button for service. If you need any help, just press for service. Here is the steward's button. Just press for immediate service.
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press for

v.
To entreat or require someone to provide something: The reporters pressed the politician for a reply.
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