peer pressure


: a feeling that one must do the same things as other people of one's age and social group in order to be liked or respected by them
She started drinking in high school because of peer pressure.

Examples of peer pressure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Distractions: With the bustling activity of the cafeteria, finding a seat, socializing with friends, peer pressure, and the lure of recess competing with your child's grumbling tummy, your child might need some help navigating how to make time to eat. Katherine Lee, Parents, 18 July 2024 But until recently, a combination of peer pressure and formal agreements encouraged by the United States had increasingly limited the extent to which countries undercut one another. Adam S. Posen, Foreign Affairs, 13 Feb. 2018 Their quest to be parents is never boiled down to biological predisposition or timing or peer pressure, but to a genuine desire to offer care and provide a safe, loving home for someone else. Proma Khosla, IndieWire, 4 July 2024 Take the time to speak to your kids about the dangers of illicit substances, how to avoid and manage peer pressure, and what to look for. Nickolaus Hayes, New York Daily News, 16 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for peer pressure 

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“Peer pressure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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