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    pressure v. make pressure v. domineer

    Does these verbs presssure, make pressure, domineer have an overlap i.e synonymous for some contexts?

    http://www.wordwebonline.com/search.pl?w=pressure
    1. To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means
      "He pressured her for information";
      - coerce, hale [archaic], squeeze, force
    2. Exert pressure on someone through threats
      - blackmail, blackjack


    http://www.wordwebonline.com/search.pl?w=domineer
    Rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner
    "her husband and mother-in-law domineer her";
    - tyrannize, tyrannise [Brit]
    Are these the same in meaning?
    1. Her husband and mother-in-law domineer her.
    2.
    Her husband and mother-in-law pressure her.

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    Re: pressure v. make pressure v. domineer

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    Does these verbs presssure, make pressure, domineer have an overlap i.e synonymous for some contexts?

    http://www.wordwebonline.com/search.pl?w=pressure[/LIST]

    http://www.wordwebonline.com/search.pl?w=domineer


    Are these the same in meaning?
    1. Her husband and mother-in-law domineer her.
    2.
    Her husband and mother-in-law pressure her.

    Thank you.
    No they don't mean the same. Also, in 1. you should use 'dominate'.
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    Re: pressure v. make pressure v. domineer

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No they don't mean the same. Also, in 1. you should use 'dominate'.
    Did you look the link. It's not "dominate" but "domineer".

    Thank you.

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    Re: pressure v. make pressure v. domineer

    'Domineer' has been falling out of use since 1800. Click here.

    Also, click here and then change the headword to 'domineer' for comparison.

    Everybody should bookmark both those websites for future reference.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 01-Jun-2017 at 08:56.

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    Re: pressure v. make pressure v. domineer

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'Domineer' has been falling out of use since 1800. Click here.

    Also, click here and then change the headword to 'domineer' for comparison.

    Everybody should bookmark both those websites for future reference.

    Do you mean domineer is replaced with dominate? Are they the same in meaning?

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    Re: pressure v. make pressure v. domineer

    Yes and yes.

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