verb as in dismiss
verb as in rebuff
verb as in repel
Instead, straighten your civic backbone and push back in clear conscience.
What all this tells us is why it will be so difficult to push back the forces of ISIS.
We need to take a deep breath and push back on the destructive idea that white police officers hate blacks and want to shoot them.
Our feeble attempts to push back the Grim Reaper only sharpen its cruel bite, not dull it.
He presents himself as Mr. High and Mighty, but has no one to push back against his assertions.
My man stopped for a moment in his calm pinioning of my arms, and perhaps raised his hand to brush his face or push back his hair.
Then she heaved a great sigh of relief and lifted her hands to push back the damp, clustering hair from her face.
I fly up to my window, push back the vines, catch his last wave of the hand.
It is not possible to push back the origin of the constellations to an indefinite antiquity.
To open the door, push back the bolt by sliding the peg to the opposite end of the slot.
On this page you'll find 224 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to push back, such as: decline, disband, dissolve, expel, let go, and reject.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.