Associations to the word «Coerce»


COERCE, verb. To restrain by force, especially by law or authority; to repress; to curb.
COERCE, verb. (transitive) to use force, threat, fraud, or intimidation in attempt to compel one to act against his will.
COERCE, verb. (transitive) (computing) to force an attribute, normally of a data type, to take on the attribute of another data type.

Dictionary definition

COERCE, verb. 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".

Wise words

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