[ koh-urs ]
/ koʊˈɜrs /
verb (used with object), co·erced, co·erc·ing.
to compel by force, intimidation, or authority, especially without regard for individual desire or volition: They coerced him into signing the document.
to bring about through the use of force or other forms of compulsion; exact: to coerce obedience.
to dominate or control, especially by exploiting fear, anxiety, etc.: The state is based on successfully coercing the individual.
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Origin of coerce
Related formsco·erc·er, nounco·er·ci·ble, adjectivenon·co·er·ci·ble, adjectiveun·co·erced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for coercible
/ (kəʊˈɜːs) /
(tr) to compel or restrain by force or authority without regard to individual wishes or desires
Derived Formscoercer, nouncoercible, adjective
Word Origin for coerce
C17: from Latin coercēre to confine, restrain, from co- together + arcēre to enclose
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