HyperDic: coerce

English > 1 sense of the word coerce:
VERBsocialcoerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, forceto cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means
coerce > pronunciation
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English > coerce: 1 sense > verb 1, social
MeaningTo cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means : "She forced him to take a job in the city".
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE; Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something
ModelThey coerce him to write the letter
Synonymshale, squeeze, pressure, force
Cause toact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
NarrowerbludgeonOvercome or coerce as if by using a heavy club
bring oneselfCause to undertake a certain action, usually used in the negative
dragoon, sandbag, railroadcompel by coercion, threats / threats, or crude means
driveTo compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
squeeze forsqueeze someone for money, information, etc.
steamroller, steamrollBring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure
terrorize, terrorisecoerce by violence or with threats / threats
turn up the heat, turn up the pressureapply great or increased pressure
Broadercompel, oblige, obligateForce somebody to do something
Spanishcoaccionar, coercer, forzar, obligar, presionar
Catalancoaccionar, forçar, obligar
Adjectivescoerciveserving or intended to coerce
Nounscoercionusing force to cause something to occur
coercionthe act of compelling by force of authority

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