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Definitions and Synonyms of coerce | Another word for coerce | What is coerce?

Samples where coerce or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She forced him to take a job in the city
  • He squeezed her for information

Synonyms for coerce in the sense of this definition

(coerce is a kind of ...) force somebody to do something

"We compel all students to fill out this form"

(... is a kind of coerce ) cause to undertake a certain action, usually used in the negative

"He could not bring himself to call his parents"

(... is a kind of coerce ) coerce by violence or with threats

(... is a kind of coerce ) compel by coercion, threats, or crude means

"They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone"

(... is a kind of coerce ) squeeze someone for money, information, etc.

(... is a kind of coerce ) bring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure

"The Senator steamrollered the bill to defeat"

(... is a kind of coerce ) overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club

"The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas"

(... is a kind of coerce ) to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly

"She is driven by her passion"

(... is a kind of coerce ) apply great or increased pressure

"The Democrats turned up the heat on their candidate to concede the election"

(coerce causes ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

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