pressure - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈpreʃə(r)/
present tense
I/you/we/theypressure
he/she/itpressures
present participlepressuring
past tensepressured
past participlepressured
  1. to try to make someone do something by forcing, threatening, or persuading them in a determined way
    pressure someone into (doing) something:

    Don’t be pressured into making any rash decisions.

    pressure someone to do something:

    Officials had pressured her to lie about the affair.