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pressures

noun
plural of pressure

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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pressures

verb
present tense third-person singular of pressure

Synonyms & Antonyms of pressures (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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“Pressures.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pressures. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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