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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

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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

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Synonyms & Antonyms of pressure (Entry 2 of 2)

to cause (a person) to give in to pressure
  • his father pressured him to go out for the swim team

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The first known use of pressure was in the 14th century

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“Pressure.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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