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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:
crush, force, press, pull, stress
definition 2: a strong influence or burden on the mind or emotions.
I feel a lot of pressure to do well in school.
synonyms:
strain, stress
similar words:
burden, tension, weight
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: pressures, pressuring, pressured
definition: to force into an action by strong influence or urging.
My friend pressured me to try out for the soccer team.
synonyms:
compel, force
similar words:
press, twist someone's arm
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The word pressure contains the following part:
-ure Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or process of
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The suffix -ure attaches to Latin verb roots and English verbs.