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pressure

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈpreʃər/ ( also UK pressurize, -ise,
 
 
/ˈpreʃəraɪz/)
to try to force someone to do something: [often passive, + into + doing sth] We will not be pressured into making a decision.Causing somebody to actUrging and persuadingUrging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
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