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pressurize

verb
     
pres‧sur‧ize also pressurise British English [transitive]
to persuade someone to do something by making them feel it is their duty to do it [= pressure]
pressurize somebody into doing something
It is not a good idea to pressurize children into playing a musical instrument.
pressurize somebody to do something
Everyone is being pressurized to vote.

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