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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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However, in an oligopoly where there are scale economies and the strategy is collaborative then firm structures will take the form of coercible agreements.
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