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pressure group

n.
An interest group that endeavors to influence public policy and especially governmental legislation, regarding its particular concerns and priorities.

pressure group

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a group of people who seek to exert pressure on legislators, public opinion, etc, in order to promote their own ideas or welfare

pres′sure group`


n.
an interest group that attempts to influence legislation through the use of lobbying and propaganda.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pressure group - a group of people who try actively to influence legislation
political entity, political unit - a unit with political responsibilities
National Rifle Association, NRA - a powerful lobby that advocates the right to own and bear arms and rejects any gun regulation by the government
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A[cedilla] The old airport vacant land is still pending and various ideas which included the Chinese wholesale mall and that of a racing track ended in cancellation again after small pressure group reaction.
350 is an environment pressure group and a co-organiser of the global Rise for Climate mobilisation.
The Pylon The Pressure Group has campaigned for undergrounding for over two years, and will now seek legal advice on the merits of pursuing a judicial review.
SMALL firms and self-employed people on Teesside will struggle with new quarterly tax returns, a pressure group has claimed.
Now it is attempting to shackle the environmental pressure group Greenpeace, stopping it from receiving money from abroad.
ISLAMABAD -- Terming Tahirul Qadri a 'pressure group', Federal Law Minister Farooq H Naek has said that a specific pressure group was pressing the government to fulfil its extra-constitutional demands.
Summary: Malaysia: A pressure group calling for free and fair polling in Malaysia warned on Monday ...
The findings in a ComRes poll for the pressure group the People's Pledge come just days after 53 rebel Tory MPs defied the PM in the Commons and demanded a cut in Brussels spending.
For years, successive governments and the political parties supported a law that had been imposed on us by the powerful small shopkeepers' association POVEK, on the grounds that it protected small shops from 'unfair' competition.The reason this absurd law, which prevented shops from advertising price discounts outside the government-designated 'sales' period, had been in force for so many years was because POVEK is a powerful pressure group that represents many thousands of votes.
MUSLIM pressure group Hizb ut-Tahrir, who campaign for an Islamic state with sharia law, protested outside the US embassy in Grosvenor Square, London, over a film mocking the prophet Muhammad.
But if you really feel strongly about something, how about transforming yourself into a pressure group? You could adopt an eye-catching and mildly offensive name like Pinkstinks, which opposes "the 'pinkification' of girlhood".
However, Protect Your Voice is a local pressure group that aspires to create a large membership base in order to address and enforce human rights and pressing issues in society.