I have a question about the usage of the patterns "push somebody to do something" and "push somebody into doing something":
- Police pushed him to give a confession.
- Police pushed him into giving a confession.
Do sentences 1 & 2 have different meanings? I a feeling (probably wrong) that sentence 1 describes the attempt and allows for the possibility that the person did not give a confession; and that sentence 2 means he did give a confession.