embarrass (someone) into (doing something)

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embarrass (someone) into (doing something)

To shame or humiliate someone into doing something. The newspaper ran an unflattering story about our CEO and embarrassed him into donating money to various charities. The other kids embarrassed me into starting the food fight by calling me a wuss.
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The NHS (which stands for Nanny Has Spoken) has launched a campaign to embarrass us into giving up our last vice.