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coercion

co·er·cion

coercion

 
pronunciation:
ko uhr shn
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of persuading or pressuring a person to do something by using threats, intimidation, or the like.
The merchants sold their properties to the developers only due to coercion.
synonyms:
pressuring
similar words:
arm-twisting, force, heat
definition 2: the power to coerce.
synonyms:
compulsion, duress
similar words:
constraint, control, domination, force, pressure
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derivation: coercionary (adj.)