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co·erce

 (kō-ûrs′)
tr.v. co·erced, co·erc·ing, co·erc·es
1. To pressure, intimidate, or force (someone) into doing something. See Synonyms at force.
2. To bring about or gain by pressure, threat, or force: coerced agreement among the parties; coerced a confession from the suspect.

[Latin coercēre, to control, restrain : co-, co- + arcēre, to enclose, confine.]

co·erc′er n.
co·erc′i·ble adj.
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coerce

(kəʊˈɜːs)
vb
(tr) to compel or restrain by force or authority without regard to individual wishes or desires
[C17: from Latin coercēre to confine, restrain, from co- together + arcēre to enclose]
coˈercer n
coˈercible adj
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co•erce

(koʊˈɜrs)

v.t. -erced, -erc•ing.
1. to compel by force or intimidation: to coerce someone into signing a document.
2. to bring about through force; exact: to coerce obedience.
3. to dominate or control, esp. by exploiting fear, anxiety, etc.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin coercēre to hold in, restrain <co- co- + arcēre to keep in, keep away, akin to arca ark]
co•erc′er, n.
co•er′ci•ble, adj.
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coerce


Past participle: coerced
Gerund: coercing

Imperative
coerce
coerce
Present
I coerce
you coerce
he/she/it coerces
we coerce
you coerce
they coerce
Preterite
I coerced
you coerced
he/she/it coerced
we coerced
you coerced
they coerced
Present Continuous
I am coercing
you are coercing
he/she/it is coercing
we are coercing
you are coercing
they are coercing
Present Perfect
I have coerced
you have coerced
he/she/it has coerced
we have coerced
you have coerced
they have coerced
Past Continuous
I was coercing
you were coercing
he/she/it was coercing
we were coercing
you were coercing
they were coercing
Past Perfect
I had coerced
you had coerced
he/she/it had coerced
we had coerced
you had coerced
they had coerced
Future
I will coerce
you will coerce
he/she/it will coerce
we will coerce
you will coerce
they will coerce
Future Perfect
I will have coerced
you will have coerced
he/she/it will have coerced
we will have coerced
you will have coerced
they will have coerced
Future Continuous
I will be coercing
you will be coercing
he/she/it will be coercing
we will be coercing
you will be coercing
they will be coercing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been coercing
you have been coercing
he/she/it has been coercing
we have been coercing
you have been coercing
they have been coercing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been coercing
you will have been coercing
he/she/it will have been coercing
we will have been coercing
you will have been coercing
they will have been coercing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been coercing
you had been coercing
he/she/it had been coercing
we had been coercing
you had been coercing
they had been coercing
Conditional
I would coerce
you would coerce
he/she/it would coerce
we would coerce
you would coerce
they would coerce
Past Conditional
I would have coerced
you would have coerced
he/she/it would have coerced
we would have coerced
you would have coerced
they would have coerced
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.coerce - to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"
turn up the heat, turn up the pressure - apply great or increased pressure; "The Democrats turned up the heat on their candidate to concede the election"
drive - to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly; "She is driven by her passion"
bludgeon - overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club; "The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas"
steamroll, steamroller - bring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure; "The Senator steamrollered the bill to defeat"
squeeze for - squeeze someone for money, information, etc.
dragoon, railroad, sandbag - compel by coercion, threats, or crude means; "They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone"
terrorise, terrorize - coerce by violence or with threats
compel, obligate, oblige - force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form"
bring oneself - cause to undertake a certain action, usually used in the negative; "He could not bring himself to call his parents"
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coerce

verb force, compel, bully, intimidate, railroad (informal), constrain, bulldoze (informal), dragoon, pressurize, browbeat, press-gang, twist (someone's) arm (informal), drive He argued that the government had coerced him into resigning.
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coerce

verb
1. To compel by pressure or threats:
Informal: hijack, strong-arm.
2. To cause (a person or thing) to act or move in spite of resistance:
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Translations
يُرغِم، يُكرِه
nutit
tvinge
òvinga
prievarta
piespiest

coerce

[kəʊˈɜːs] VTobligar, coaccionar
to coerce sb into doing sthobligar a algn a hacer algo, coaccionar a algn para que haga algo
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coerce

[kəʊˈɜːrs] vt
to coerce sb into doing sth → forcer qn à faire qch
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coerce

vtzwingen; to coerce somebody into doing somethingjdn dazu zwingen or nötigen (geh), → etw zu tun
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coerce

[kəʊˈɜːs] vt to coerce sb (into doing sth)costringere qn (a fare qc)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

coerce

(kəuˈəːs) verb
to force (a person into doing something).
coˈercion (-ʃən) noun
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The Colonel was perhaps unaware that he had coerced his own wife into her grave.
Starbuck's body and Starbuck's coerced will were Ahab's, so long as Ahab kept his magnet at Starbuck's brain; still he knew that for all this the chief mate, in his soul, abhorred his captain's quest, and could he, would joyfully disintegrate himself from it, or even frustrate it.
Ruth was not the sort of girl who is readily coerced. He contented himself with giving her the opportunity to inspect his exhibits.
Brooke could be coerced into thinking of the right arguments at the right time was to be well plied with them till they took up all the room in his brain.
Finding that their secret was out, and that their prisoner was not to be coerced, the two villains with the girl had fled away at a few hours' notice from the furnished house which they had hired, having first, as they thought, taken vengeance both upon the man who had defied and the one who had betrayed them.
The place was last painted or whitewashed beyond the memory of man, and the two chimneys smoke, and there is a loose outer surface of soot evervwhere, and the dull cracked windows in their heavy frames have but one piece of character in them, which is a determination to be always dirty and always shut unless coerced. This accounts for the phenomenon of the weaker of the two usually having a bundle of firewood thrust between its jaws in hot weather.
The Chair of the Margibi Legislative Caucus Representative Ben Fofana, denies rumors that he (Ben Fofana ) coerced or unilaterally masterminded a County Sitting in Monrovia on China Union Social Development Fund and allegedly distributed US$750,000 amongst 'political sectors of interest.'
Proposed class-action lawsuits have been launched against health authorities and the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan over the coerced sterilization of Indigenous women.
The main defendant in a double murder trial on Monday rescinded claims that he had been coerced by police and that his rights had been violated, which had prompted the court to conduct a trial within a trial.
The new study from the University of Michigan looked at whether children distinguish between willingly given and coerced expressions of remorse.
"MsoNormalMr Peter Mucira Karugumi, who was in charge of the Transport, Roads and Public Works docket, said he was coerced by the governor to sign an undated resignation letter during a Cabinet meeting.
Ameyo dismissed claims in the judgement of PPDT that Osotsi was coerced into resigning.