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coerced, past tense; coerced, past participle; coercing, present participle; coerces, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats
    • - they were coerced into silence
  2. Obtain (something) by such means
    • - their confessions were allegedly coerced by torture

  1. 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"
  2. (coercion) the act of compelling by force of authority
  3. (coercion) compulsion: using force to cause something to occur; "though pressed into rugby under compulsion I began to enjoy the game"; "they didn't have to use coercion"
  4. (coercive) serving or intended to coerce; "authority is directional instead of coercive"
  5. (Coercion (band)) Coercion is a Swedish death metal band from Stockholm. It was formed by Kenneth Nyman, Rickard Thulin and Pelle Liljenberg in 1992.
  6. (Coercion (linguistics)) In linguistics, coercion is when the grammatical context causes the language-user to reinterpret all or parts of the semantic and/or formal features of a lexeme that appears in it.
  7. (Coercive) Coercion is the practice of forcing another party to behave in an involuntary manner (whether through action or inaction) by use of threats, intimidation, trickery, or some other form of pressure or force. ...
  8. To restrain by force, especially by law or authority; to repress; to curb; to use force, threat, fraud, or intimidation in attempt to compel one to act against his will; to force an attribute, normally of a data type, to take on the attribute of another data type
  9. (coercion) Actual or threatened force for the purpose of compelling action by another person; the act of coercing; Use of physical or moral force to compel a person to do something, or to abstain from doing something, thereby depriving that person of the exercise of free will; A specific ...
  10. (coercion) To force someone to do something that they do not want to do.
  11. (Coercion) Another act defined by most states as an "unfair trade practice." This one occurs when someone in the insurance business uses physical or mental force to persuade another to transact insurance.
  12. (Coercion) Forced or compelled into doing something, through fear, intimidation, and/or threats.  A notary should refuse to notarize a signature or acknowledgment unless all parties are willingly involved.
  13. (‘coercion’) The implicit conversion of an instance of one type to another during an operation which involves two arguments of the same type. For example, int(3.15) converts the floating point number to the integer 3, but in 3+4. ...
  14. (COERCION) The use of force or commands to gain obedience without willing consent of the individual.
  15. (Coercion) Advertising, talk-radio, or any other form of right-wing persuasion.
  16. (Coercion) An extreme form of undue influence, involving a threat of harm or punishment for failure to participate in research. See “Undue influence.”
  17. (Coercion) Any situation in which a person is forced to perform a certain action under threat of harm to themselves or other losses to their liberty (or the liberty of others). ...
  18. (Coercion) Circumstances that may make a potential research participant feel that participation is not fully voluntary or without prejudice.
  19. (Coercion) Exercising force to obtain compliance. A favorite technique employed by debt collectors and attorneys representing creditors.
  20. (Coercion) Has used force or threats to make you do something against your will, or has used force or threats to keep you from doing something you want to do;
  21. (Coercion) Persuasion (i.e., of an unwilling person) to do or agree to something by using obvious or implied force or threats.
  22. (Coercion) Pertaining to unacceptable participant recruitment methods which involve duress, undue inducement or indirect pressure. One example of an environment conducive to coercion involves the recruitment of employees by their employer for human participant research.
  23. (Coercion) Power based on the threat or use of force.
  24. (Coercion) Power that is used in a way that isn't seen as legitimate, acceptable, fair or just by those that experience it. The opposite of authority.