put pressure on somebody

put pressure on (one)

To try to influence or persuade one to do something or act a certain way; to make demands on or expect something from someone. A number of companies have been putting pressure on politicians to ease up on corporate taxes and regulations. My parents have been putting pressure on me to get a job.
See also: on, pressure, put

put ˈpressure on somebody (to do something)

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bring pressure to ˈbear (on somebody) (to do something)

force or try to persuade somebody to do something: The landlord is putting pressure on us to move out.If the management won’t listen, we’ll have to bring some more pressure to bear.
See also: on, pressure, put, somebody