coerce


coerce
co·erce /kō-'ərs/ vt co·erced, co·erc·ing: to subject (a person) to coercion compare importune, solicit

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

coerce
I verb apply pressure, bear down, bludgeon, bring pressure to bear, coercere, command, compel, conscript, constrain, demand, dictate, dominate, draft, dragoon, drive, elicit by threat, enjoin, enthrall, exact, exhort, extort, foist, force, impel, impose, impose restrictions, impress, induce, insist, interdict, intimidate, issue threats, necessitate, oblige, oppress, order, press, pressure, prod, push, put pressure on, put under restraint, require, rule, subjugate, suppress, terrorize, threaten, use force upon, wrest from associated concepts: duress, harassment foreign phrases:
- Ejus nulla culpa est cui parere necesse sit. — No guilt attaches to him who is compelled to obey
II index compel, constrain (compel), enforce, exact, extort, foist, harass, impose (enforce), impose (subject), inflict, intimidate, necessitate, press (constrain), pressure, require (compel), threaten

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


coerce
v.
To force someone to act against his or her wishes, through the use of verbal or physical threats or other forms of compulsion.
n.
coercion

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • Coerce — Co*erce , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coerced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Coercing}.] [L. co[ e]rcere; co + arcere to shut up, to press together. See {Ark}.] 1. To restrain by force, especially by law or authority; to repress; to curb. Burke. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coerce — mid 15c., cohercen, from M.Fr. cohercer, from L. coercere to control, restrain, shut up together, from com together (see CO (Cf. co )) + arcere to enclose, confine, contain, ward off, from PIE *ark to hold, contain, guard (see ARCANE (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • coerce — compel, *force, constrain, oblige Analogous words: *intimidate, bulldoze, bully, browbeat, cow: *threaten, menace: drive, impel (see MOVE): terrorize (see FRIGHTEN) Contrasted words: *induce, persuade, prevail, get: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • coerce — [v] compel, press beset, browbeat, bulldoze*, bully, concuss, constrain, cow, dragoon, drive, force, high pressure*, hinder, impel, intimidate, lean on, make, make an offer they can’t refuse*, menace, oblige, pressurize, push, put the squeeze on* …   New thesaurus

  • coerce — ► VERB ▪ persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats. DERIVATIVES coercion noun coercive adjective. ORIGIN Latin coercere restrain …   English terms dictionary

  • coerce — [kō ʉrs′] vt. coerced, coercing [ME cohercen < OFr cohercier < L coercere, to surround, restrain < co , together + arcere, to confine: see EXERCISE] 1. to restrain or constrain by force, esp. by legal authority; curb 2. to force or… …   English World dictionary

  • coerce — v. 1) (D; tr.) to coerce into (to coerce smb. into doing smt.) 2) (H) (rare) he was coerced to sign * * * [kəʊ ɜːs] (H) (rare) he was coerced to sign (D; tr.) to coerce into (to coerce smb. into doing smt.) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • coerce — transitive verb (coerced; coercing) Etymology: Middle English cohercen, from Anglo French *cohercer Latin coercēre, from co + arcēre to shut up, enclose more at ark Date: 15th century 1. to restrain or dominate by force …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coerce — [[t]koʊɜ͟ː(r)s[/t]] coerces, coercing, coerced VERB If you coerce someone into doing something, you make them do it, although they do not want to. [FORMAL] [V n into ing/n] Potter had argued that the government coerced him into pleading guilty …   English dictionary

  • coerce — UK [kəʊˈɜː(r)s] / US [koʊˈɜrs] verb [transitive] Word forms coerce : present tense I/you/we/they coerce he/she/it coerces present participle coercing past tense coerced past participle coerced to make someone do something by using force or… …   English dictionary


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