bring pressure to bear on

bring pressure to bear on
attempt to coerce

they brought pressure to bear on him to resign


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  • bring pressure to bear — index coerce, influence, lobby, prejudice (influence), press (constrain) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Bur …   Law dictionary

  • bring pressure to bear upon — index compel, constrain (compel) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bring pressure to bear on — compel to act, pressure …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bring something to bear — bring (something) to bear formal to use influence, arguments, or threats in order to change a situation. Pressure should be brought to bear on the illegal regime and support given to the resistance. (often + on) …   New idioms dictionary

  • bring something to bear — 1) formal to try to persuade someone to do something by using your influence or power bring something to bear on: The company directors brought pressure to bear on him to resign. 2) formal to use something to deal with a problem or difficult… …   English dictionary

  • bring something to bear (on somebody) — bring sth to bear (on sb/sth) idiom (formal) to use energy, pressure, influence, etc. to try to achieve sth or make sb do sth • We must bring all our energies to bear upon the task. • Pressure was brought to bear on us to finish the work on time …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring something to bear (on something) — bring sth to bear (on sb/sth) idiom (formal) to use energy, pressure, influence, etc. to try to achieve sth or make sb do sth • We must bring all our energies to bear upon the task. • Pressure was brought to bear on us to finish the work on time …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring something to bear — exert influence or pressure. → bring …   English new terms dictionary

  • bear — bear1 W1 [beə US ber] v past tense bore [bo: US bo:r] past participle borne [bo:n US bo:rn] [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(deal with something)¦ 2 can t bear something 3 bear (something) in mind 4¦(accept/be responsible for)¦ 5¦(support)¦ 6¦(sign/mark)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bring to bear — verb bring into operation or effect (Freq. 4) The new members brought to bear new concerns to the U.N. • Hypernyms: ↑effect • Verb Frames: Somebody s something Something s something * * * bring to …   Useful english dictionary

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