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pressure

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pressure

  1. 1 the burden on one's emotional or mental well-being created by demands on one's time <a business executive who works well under pressure> Synonyms stress, strain, tensionRelated Words load, weight; anxiety, concern, uneasiness, worry; aggravation, anger, annoyance, exasperation, irritation, persecution, troubleNear Antonyms comfort, consolation

  2. 2 the use of power to impose one's will on another <pressure from their peers can often cause teens to do things that they normally wouldn't consider> Synonyms arm-twisting, coercion, compulsion, constraint, duress, forceRelated Words browbeating, bulldozing, bullying; fear, intimidation, menace, sword, terror, terrorism, threat, violence; squeeze, squeeze play; might, muscle, potency, puissance, strength; hardheadedness, self-will, willfulness; strain, stressNear Antonyms agreement, approval, consent, permission; convincing, persuasion, reason, suasion




pressure

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pressure

  1. to cause (a person) to give in to pressure <his father pressured him to go out for the swim team> Synonyms blackjack, coerce, compel, constrain, dragoon, drive, impel, impress, make, muscle, obligate, oblige, press, force, sandbagRelated Words browbeat, bulldoze, bully, cow, hector, intimidate; blackmail, high-pressure, menace, shame, terrorize, threaten; drag; badger, harass, houndNear Antonyms allow, let, permit; argue, convince, induce, move, persuade, prevail (on or upon), satisfy, talk (into), win (over)





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