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push

verb [T] (PERSUADE WITH FORCE)    /pʊʃ/
B2 to forcefully persuade or direct someone to do or achieve something: Her parents pushed her into marry ing him. The school manages to push most of its students through their exams . If we want an answer from them by Friday , I think we're going to have to push them for it. [+ to infinitive] We had to push them to accept our terms , but they finally agreed to the deal . You'll never be successful if you don't push your self (= work ) harder .Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
(Definition of push verb (PERSUADE WITH FORCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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