Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To maintain normal air pressure in (an enclosure, as an aircraft or submarine).
  • transitive verb To cause to have or function at greater than normal air or gas pressure.
  • transitive verb To put (gas or liquid) under a greater than normal pressure.
  • transitive verb Informal To subject to psychological, political, or other nonphysical pressure.

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  • verb To put pressure on; to put under pressure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb increase the pressure in or of
  • verb maintain a certain pressure
  • verb increase the pressure on a gas or liquid

Etymologies

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pressure +‎ -ize

Examples

  • Yet, I wonder how the administration is able to "pressurize" powerful corporate media, which are financially independent of government subsidies.

    Balkinization

  • Yet, I wonder how the administration is able to "pressurize" powerful corporate media, which are financially independent of government subsidies.

    Balkinization

  • Yet, I wonder how the administration is able to "pressurize" powerful corporate media, which are financially independent of government subsidies.

    Balkinization

  • Yet, I wonder how the administration is able to "pressurize" powerful corporate media, which are financially independent of government subsidies.

    Balkinization

  • Yet, I wonder how the administration is able to "pressurize" powerful corporate media, which are financially independent of government subsidies.

    Balkinization

  • Yet, I wonder how the administration is able to "pressurize" powerful corporate media, which are financially independent of government subsidies.

    Balkinization

  • Yet, I wonder how the administration is able to "pressurize" powerful corporate media, which are financially independent of government subsidies.

    Balkinization

  • Yet, I wonder how the administration is able to "pressurize" powerful corporate media, which are financially independent of government subsidies.

    Balkinization

  • Yet, I wonder how the administration is able to "pressurize" powerful corporate media, which are financially independent of government subsidies.

    Balkinization

  • Yet, I wonder how the administration is able to "pressurize" powerful corporate media, which are financially independent of government subsidies.

    Balkinization

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