accede to pressure

accede to pressure

To bow down or yield to pressure from an outside force, especially as regards a political, business, or military action or decision. Congress was forced to accede to pressure from the public and abandon its proposal to increase taxes.
See also: accede, pressure
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president Jimmy Carter told a press conference: "The Chinese government is putting pressure on the officials in Nepal (a[bar]) and my hope is that the Nepali government will not accede to pressure from any other country and abuse or interfere with these peoples' lives.
Clinton had been widely expected to accede to pressure from the Pentagon and the Department of Energy to permit a resumption of testing after a nine-month moratorium imposed by Congress expired July 1.