Baretti: A dictionary of the English and Italian languages
Préme-re, v. a.
1. to press, squeeze; 2. to press, crowd; 3. to press, tread upon; 4. to oppress, depress, humble; 5. to concern, touch, import.Farei gran torto a me medesimo, e forse a lei che mi preme più, I should wrong myself and perhaps her too, which concerns me most. Che ciò non vi prema, don't trouble yourself about it; 6. (met.) to suppress, to keep silent;7. to aggravate; v. r. 1. to crowd together;2. to be necessary to one another; adj. Préme-nte.
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premere: to presse, to weigh downe, to tread vpon. Also to supp<*>sse. Also to vrge, to presse on, to force or be instant vpon. Also to keepe vnder, to squise or crush or thrust downe. Also to concerne a mans person or state neere.