答案在The Economist September 24th 2022 Leaders “Russia and Ukraine — Putin doubles down” 这篇文章倒数第一段可以找到。
press v. 敦促，逼迫，催促
同义词：urge, force, beg, petition
The committee pressed him to reveal more information.
When Mr Putin invaded Ukraine, he thought it would fold. It did not. Now he hopes that its Western backers, lacking the heart for a long struggle, will cut arms shipments and press Ukraine to sue for peace. They must not. Mr Putin is trying to show strength because he is weakened and the Russian people are beginning to sense it. Ukraine must maintain the momentum on the battlefield. Peace will come when Russian citizens grasp that Mr Putin is losing and cannot win.