2. ulcerous, ulcerative, ulcerated, festered, furuncu-lar, furunculous, cankerous, cankered; gangrenous, gangrened, morbid, mortified, necrotic, necrosed, sphacelated; contaminated, infested, tainted, septic, bad, peccant.
3. suppurative, suppurated, puslike, Med. puruloid, Pathol, sanious, Pathol, impetiginous, Pathol, gleety, Pathol, leukorrheal.
purvey, v. provide, furnish, supply, render, accommodate, Archaic, dight, Obs. appoint; gird, ready, prepare, store, stock or stock up, fill up, Chiefly Scot. plenish; outfit, equip, accouter, fit out or up, rig out or up, gear.
purview, n. 1. jurisdiction, bailiwick, province; sphere, compass, orbit; area, territory; care, commission, responsibility.
2. understanding, comprehension, apprehension, prehension, ken, mental grasp, SI. savvy; scope, field of vision.
pus, n. purulence, purulent matter, Biol, humor, Archaic, peccant humor or matter; suppuration, puru-lency, pussiness, festering, running, mattering, rankling; discharge, excretion, fluid, Med. rheum, Pathol. ichor, Pathol, sanies, Pathol, gleet, Pathol, the whites, Pathol, leukorrhea.
push, v. 1. propel, move, actuate, get going, set in motion; drive, trundle, wheel, roll; shove, thrust, pole, stick.
2. press forward, make one's way, squeeze through, wedge, Inf. elbow or shoulder one's way; bulldoze, ram, butt, bunt; crowd, pack, cram, jam; jostle, knock against, bump into, jolt, jog; nudge, poke.
3. impel, urge, spur, prod, goad, induce, compel, make, force, Inf. pressure or high-pressure; encourage, egg on, motivate, stimulate, inspire, inspirit, embolden; prompt, instigate, rouse; influence, sway, persuade; importune, beg, nag, hound, provoke; demand, leave no option or choice.
4. advance, forward, hasten, speed, expedite, railroad; endorse, get or stand behind, back, support, advocate, work for; go to bat for, stick up for, uphold.
5. publicize, make known, advertise, promote, boost, SI. plug, SI. hype, SI. ballyhoo, propagandize.
6. press, bear hard upon, constrain, oblige, dragoon, coerce, put on the screws; trouble, beset, agitate, badger, hound, browbeat, plague, harass, harry; pin down, put [s.o.] in a difficult position, drive [s.o.] to the wall, Inf. strong-arm.
push off Informal, go away, depart, leave, launch, shove off.
8. push on continue, keep on, carry on, forge ahead; put one's shoulder to the wheel, endeavor, keep the ball rolling; persevere, persist, strive, struggle on, not give up, never say die, be undeterred, be undaunted; plod, grub, grind, drudge, labor.
-n. 9. propulsion, impulsion, shove, thrust; jog,
jolt, jostle, butt, bunt. 10. vigorous effort, endeavor; onset, onslaught, attack, assault, besetment, hit, strike; rush, charge, blitz, blitzkrieg,-storming, raid, foray, sortie, sally, invasion, Fr. coup de main, Obs. brunt; bombardment, strafing, air raid, peppering, salvo, fusillade, Both Mil. barrage, enfilade, Navy, broadside. 11. exigency, exigence, urgency, need, needfulness; insistence, instance, pressure; exigencies, demands, needs, wants, requirements, urgencies, necessities, essentials, requisites; extremity, pinch, contingency; strait, difficulty, rub, trouble, plight; stress, strain. 12. Informal, ambition, enterprise, drive, force, striving; energy, vigor, vim, verve; zeal, enthusiasm, eagerness, spirit, get up and go, Dial. gimp.