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Definition of pressure verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pressure

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈprɛʃər//
 
[often passive] pressure somebody (into something/into doing something) pressure somebody to do somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pressure
 
he / she / it pressures
 
past simple pressured
 
-ing form pressuring
 
 
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to persuade someone to do something, especially by making them feel that they have to or should do it Don't let yourself be pressured into making a hasty decision.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pressure