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pressure

2 verb
     
pressure2 [transitive]
especially American English to try to make someone do something by making them feel it is their duty to do it [= pressurize British English]
pressure somebody into doing something
You want to enjoy food, not to be pressured into eating the right things.
pressure somebody to do something
Don't feel we are pressuring you to give what you can't afford.

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