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peer pressure

noun
1.
social pressure by members of one's peer group to take a certain action, adopt certain values, or otherwise conform in order to be accepted.
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The social influence a peer group exerts on its individual members, as each member attempts to conform to the expectations of the group. (See conformity.)

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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