pressure

noun

verb

  • 4

    Attempt to persuade or coerce (someone) into doing something.

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Dialects

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Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin pressura, from press- ‘pressed’, from the verb premere (see press).

Pronunciation

  • pressure /ˈprɛʃə/