exert pressure

  • 1 exert pressure — index bait (lure), coax, incite, insist, lobby Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 exert pressure on — index browbeat Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 exert pressure — apply force or weight; make an urgent demand or request, compel …

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  • 4 Pressure politics — generally refers to political action which relies heavily on the use of mass media and mass communications to persuade politicians that the public wants or demands a particular action. However, it commonly includes intimidation, threats, and… …

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  • 5 pressure — [presh′ər] n. [OFr < L pressura, a pressing (LL(Ec), oppression, affliction) < pressus, pp. of premere, to PRESS1] 1. a pressing or being pressed; compression; squeezing 2. a condition of distress; oppression; affliction 3. a sense… …

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  • 6 pressure bandage — n a thick pad of gauze or other material placed over a wound and attached firmly so that it will exert pressure * * * a bandage for applying pressure …

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  • 7 pressure — I UK [ˈpreʃə(r)] / US [ˈpreʃər] noun Word forms pressure : singular pressure plural pressures *** 1) [countable/uncountable] attempts to persuade, threaten, or force someone to do something pressure for: Pressure for political change increased in …

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  • 8 pressure — pres|sure1 [ preʃər ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount attempts to persuade, threaten, or force someone to do something: pressure for: Pressure for political change increased in the 1990s. pressure on someone (to do something): There is now greater …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 pressure — 1 noun 1 force (U) the act of force or weight being put on to something: The pressure of the water turns the wheel. | factors such as temperature and pressure 2 strength (C, U) the strength of the force or weight put on something: high/low… …

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  • 10 exert — verb (T) 1 exert pressure/control/influence to use your power, influence etc in order to have a particular effect: Photography has exerted a profound influence on art in this century. 2 exert yourself to make a strong physical or mental effort:… …

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  • 11 pressure — {{11}}pressure (n.) late 14c., suffering, anguish; act or fact of pressing on the mind or heart, from O.Fr. pressure (12c.), from L. pressura action of pressing, from pressus, pp. of premere to press (see PRESS (Cf. press) (v.1)). Literal meaning …

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  • 12 pressure — Synonyms and related words: abetment, adverse circumstances, adversity, advocate, affliction, aggravation, albatross, annoyance, apply pressure, argumentum baculinum, ascendancy, authority, bale, bear against, bear down on, bear down upon, bear… …

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  • 13 pressure suit — A skintight suit that may or may not enclose the body fully and can exert pressure on the major portion of the body to counteract an increased intrapulmonary oxygen pressure. The suit permits the respiratory and circulatory functions to take… …

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  • 14 pressure dressing — noun : a thick pad of gauze or other material placed over a wound and affixed firmly so that it will exert pressure called also compression dressing …

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  • 15 exert — 01. She s an excellent player, so she hardly even had to [exert] herself to beat me. 02. Many athletes report feeling pleasant drug like sensations as a result of extreme [exertion]. 03. He was completely soaked with sweat from the [exertion] of… …

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  • 16 exert */ — UK [ɪɡˈzɜː(r)t] / US [ɪɡˈzɜrt] verb [transitive] Word forms exert : present tense I/you/we/they exert he/she/it exerts present participle exerting past tense exerted past participle exerted formal 1) to use influence, authority, or power in order …

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  • 17 exert — ex|ert [ ıg zɜrt ] verb transitive FORMAL * 1. ) to use influence, authority, or power in order to affect or achieve something: exert influence/pressure/control: A well funded national organization would be able to exert more influence in… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 pressure — noun 1 force produced by pressing ADJECTIVE ▪ gentle, light ▪ firm ▪ downward VERB + PRESSURE ▪ apply, exe …

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  • 19 pressure — I n. 1) to exert, place, put pressure on smb. 2) to bring pressure to bear on smb. 3) to build up, increase (the) pressure 4) to feel pressure 5) to ease, relieve (the) pressure 6) to face; resist pressure (to resist pressure from extremist… …

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  • 20 exert — [[t]ɪgzɜ͟ː(r)t[/t]] exerts, exerting, exerted 1) VERB If someone or something exerts influence, authority, or pressure, they use it in a strong or determined way, especially in order to produce a particular effect. [FORMAL] [V n] He exerted… …

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