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To nag or force someone to do something - thesaurus

Synonyms

shanghai

verb

informal old-fashioned to trick or force someone into doing something

shanghai

verb

informal old-fashioned in the past, to force someone to join the crew of a ship

nag

verb

to frequently ask someone to do something that they do not want to do

force

verb

to make someone do something that they do not want to do, for example by using or threatening to use violence

compel

verb

to force someone to do something, or to get something from someone using force

threaten

verb

to tell someone that you might or you will cause them harm, especially in order to make them do something

pester

verb

to keep annoying someone, especially by asking them for something or asking them to do something

badger

verb

to try to make someone do something by asking them many times

coerce

verb

to make someone do something by using force or threats

bulldoze

verb

informal to force someone to do something that they do not really want to do by being very determined and ignoring what they do to oppose you

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be/go on at someone

to keep asking someone to do something, or keep complaining about their behaviour, in a way that annoys them

bend someone to your will

to use your power or influence to make someone do what you want them to do

bludgeon

verb

to force someone to do something by repeated arguments or threats

bounce someone into (doing) something

to make someone do something when they did not really want to do it or needed more time to think about it

bring/call someone to heel

to make someone do what you want them to do

browbeat

verb

to make someone do something by asking or threatening them until they agree

bug

verb

to continue asking someone to do something in a way that annoys them

bully

verb

to use your influence or status to threaten or frighten someone in order to get what you want

constrain

verb

formal to force someone to do something that they do not want to do

crack the whip

to try to make people work harder or faster

drag in

to make someone become involved in a situation when they do not want to

drag into

to make someone become involved in a situation when they do not want to

dragoon into

to make someone do something that they do not want to do

drag someone kicking and screaming

to make someone do something that they do not want to do

force

verb

if an event or situation forces you to do something, you have to do it even if you do not want to

force/push/ram/thrust something down someone’s throat

to force someone to have or to accept something

force someone’s hand

to make someone do something that they did not want to do, or to make them do something sooner than they intended to do it

force the issue

to make it necessary for someone to make a decision immediately

get after

American to keep criticizing someone because they have not done something

get on at

to ask or tell someone many times about something in a way that they do not like

harry

verb

to continue to argue with someone or ask them for things so that they become tired or annoyed

hold over

to threaten to tell something that you know about someone in order to force them to do something

hold/put a gun to someone’s head

to blackmail someone (=force them to do something by threatening to do something bad to them)

hold to

to make someone continue to behave according to a particular belief or standard

I’ll hold you to that

to make someone do what they have promised or decided

importune

verb

very formal to keep asking someone for something in a determined and annoying way

lean on

informal to put pressure on someone in order to make them do something

make

verb

to force someone to do something

oblige

verb

formal to force someone to do something because it is the law, a rule, or a duty

pin down

to force someone to make a decision about something

press

verb

to try in a determined way to make someone do something or tell you something

press-gang

verb

informal to force someone into doing something that they do not want to do

pressure

verb

to try to make someone do something by forcing, threatening, or persuading them in a determined way

pressurise

a British spelling of pressurize

pressurize

verb

British to try to persuade or force someone to do something. The usual American word is pressure

pull rank (on someone)

to use the fact that you are more important or powerful than someone in order to force them to do what you want

push

verb

to encourage or force someone in a determined way to do something they do not want to do

put/tighten/turn the screws on someone

to put more pressure on someone to do something, for example by threatening them

railroad

verb

informal to force someone to do something that they do not really want to do

railroad through

informal if someone with power or influence railroads something through, they make someone else accept it, although they do not really want to

stampede

verb

to force someone to do something without giving them the chance to think about it

strong-arm

verb

to use force or threats to make someone do something

threaten

verb

to say that you might or you will do something bad or harmful, especially in order to make someone do something

thrust upon

to force someone to do or to accept something

trammel

verb

formal to force someone to do something without allowing them any choice

whip someone into line

to use strict methods to make someone do what you want them to do

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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