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pressure

pres·sure

pressure

 
 
pronunciation:
pre shr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a steady force upon a surface.
Put pressure on a cut to make it stop bleeding.
 
similar words:
force, stress
definition 2: a strong influence or heavy force on the mind or emotions.
He feels a lot of pressure to do well in his job.
similar words:
tension, weight
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: pressured, pressures, pressuring
definition: to try to influence or force someone into an action.
Her parents are pressuring her to get married.
synonyms:
force
similar words:
induce, press
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