appress /əˈprɛs/

a

I. verb [with obj.] (usu. be appressed to)

1.
‹technical› press (something) close to something else

the two cords can be closely appressed to one another.
– origin early 17th cent.: from Latin appress- ‘pressed close’, from the verb apprimere, from ad- ‘to’ + premere ‘to press’.

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