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pressurize

verb [T] uk (UK usually pressurise)   /ˈpreʃ.ər.aɪz/ us    /-ɚ-/
to keep the air pressure in a submarine, plane, etc. at a level that is suitable for breathing
UK (US pressure) to strongly persuade someone to do something they do not want to do: He was pressurized into signing the agreement.Causing somebody to actUrging and persuadingUrging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
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