Nouns (5)

push back, push-back, pushback
n. criticism or resistance to a proposal, stance, or event; "The controversial event saw a significant degree of pushback, but went on as planned."
push back, rollback
n. the act of forcing the enemy to withdraw

Verbs (6)

beat back, push back, force back, repulse, drive, repel
v. cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"

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Fuzzynyms (5)

unfavorable judgment, criticism
n. disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"
recoil, backlash, backfire
n. come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect; "Your comments may backfire and cause you a lot of trouble"

Synonyms (5)

opposition, resistance
n. the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with; "he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens"; "despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead"
exert force on, do forcibly, force
v. do forcibly; exert force; "Don't force it!"

Antonyms (11)

pull
v. hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball"
pull
v. apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion; "Pull the rope"; "Pull the handle towards you"; "pull the string gently"; "pull the trigger of the gun"; "pull your knees towards your chin"
take up, take in, suck up, sop up, soak up, draw, imbibe, suck, absorb
v. take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"

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