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pressure

noun

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  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 of pressure stress, strain, tensionWords Related to pressure load, weight; anxiety, concern, uneasiness, worry; aggravation, anger, annoyance, exasperation, irritation, persecution, troubleNear Antonyms of pressure 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 of pressure arm-twisting, coercion, compulsion, constraint, duress, forceWords Related to pressure 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 of pressure 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 of pressure blackjack, coerce, compel, constrain, dragoon, drive, impel, impress, make, muscle, obligate, oblige, press, force, sandbagWords Related to pressure browbeat, bulldoze, bully, cow, hector, intimidate; blackmail, high-pressure, menace, shame, terrorize, threaten; drag; badger, harass, houndNear Antonyms of pressure allow, let, permit; argue, convince, induce, move, persuade, prevail (on or upon), satisfy, talk (into), win (over)


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