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yield to pressure

To give into outside forces urging someone to do something. Sally wasn't even going to apply for that boring job, but she yielded to pressure from her mother and submitted her resume nonetheless.
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We were surprised when the AG yielded to pressure from religious groups and suspended our group," Mr Mumia said.
It would have been a sad day if the Turf Club had yielded to pressure from a couple of whinging bookmakers," Byrnes added.
Meralco had yielded to pressure from its rate hike case petitioners, primarily the Makabayan bloc, to return the collections it made prior to the issuance of the Supreme Court's temporary restraining order (TRO) around December 23 last year.
Earlier this year, Apple yielded to pressure from the hedge fund Greenlight Capital, agreeing to return some $100 billion to shareholders over the next two years, including $60 billion in share repurchases.
Oxford University Press, publisher of the Oxford English Dictionary, yielded to pressure from the UK's two-wheeled community, the Telegraph reported.
The BOJ is believed to have yielded to pressure from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in setting the inflation target, which the central bank previously opposed.
Yannick Jadot (Greens, France), meanwhile, said he was "bitterly disappointed that the Commission has so easily yielded to pressure from some member states, in particular from France".
Israel was cool to the Arab initiative when it was first put forth in 2002, but more recently it has yielded to pressure from the US to discuss the plan.
Last month the county yielded to pressure from furious teachers, parents and pupils.
Myanmar's people have never yielded to pressure and intimidation, and they will never do so.
Kelly, who is seeking protection under the Whistleblower Protection Act, said his bosses yielded to pressure from the administration to lower water flows for fish so that farmers would receive their full allocation of water under a new 10-year water plan.
Labour AM Ron Davies said last night, "I am glad Edwina Hart has yielded to pressure and published the report in full.
The International Cricket Council finally yielded to pressure around the globe to institute an official championship with all ten Test-playing nations playing each other over a five-year period.
Now they have yielded to pressure to re-examine the case, they must be seen to do a more thorough job.
We are pleased that nearly two weeks into the 30-day cooling-off period, Northwest finally yielded to pressure and agreed to meet under National Mediation Board auspices.