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coerce

co·erce

coerce

 
 
pronunciation:
ko uhrs
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: coerced, coerces, coercing
definition 1: to persuade or pressure (a person) to do something by using threats, intimidation, or the like.
It has been alleged that the police coerced her into confessing.Other members of the gang coerced him to steal the drugs.
synonyms:
force, pressure, strong-arm
similar words:
bulldoze, compel, con, constrain, drive, hustle, impel, intimidate, threaten
definition 2: to compel or bring about by intimidation or force.
The tyrant coerced obedience.
synonyms:
force, strong-arm
antonyms:
coax
similar words:
compel, dragoon, enforce, extort
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derivations: coercible (adj.), coercer (n.)