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Synonyms for coerce
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force(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"

    Synonyms:
    draw, storm, blackjack, pressure, crush, thrust, rack, ram, hale, press, blackmail, twitch, gouge, tweet, embrace, impel, force, shove, twinge, compress, hug, drive, constrict, cart, contract, extort, stuff, squeeze, squash, compact, pinch, drag, wring, mash, push, bosom, wedge, squelch, pull, haul

Wiktionary

  1. coerce(verb)

    Synonyms:
    compel, bully, dragoon

  2. coerce(verb)

    To restrain by force, especially by law or authority; to repress; to curb.

    Synonyms:
    bully, compel, dragoon

  3. coerce(verb)

    to use force, threat, fraud, or intimidation in attempt to compel one to act against his will.

    Synonyms:
    compel, bully, dragoon

  4. coerce(verb)

    to force an attribute, normally of a data type, to take on the attribute of another data type.

    Synonyms:
    dragoon, compel, bully

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. coerce

    To compel one to an act is to secure its performance by the use of irresistible physical or moral force. Force implies primarily an actual physical process, absolutely subduing all resistance. Coerce implies the actual or potential use of so much force as may be necessary to secure the surrender of the will; the American secessionists contended that the Federal government had no right to coerce a State. Constrain implies the yielding of judgment and will, and in some cases of inclination or affection, to an overmastering power; as, "the love of Christ constraineth us," 2 Cor. v, 14. Compare DRIVE; INFLUENCE.

    See synonyms for HINDER.

    Synonyms:
    compel, constrain, drive, force, make, necessitate, oblige

    Preposition:
    The soldiers were compelled to desertion: preferably with the infinitive, compelled to desert.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. coerce

    Synonyms:
    restrain, inhibit, impel, compel, drive, counteract, check, constrain, force, confine, intimidate

    Antonyms:
    permit, persuade, urge, instigate, encourage, liberate, induce, seduce, tempt

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. coerce(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    restrain, curb, check, put under restraint

  2. coerce(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    compel, force, drive, constrain

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. coerce(v)

    Synonyms:
    constrain, compel, intimidate, restrain

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "coerce":

    compel, oblige, constrain

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How to use coerce in a sentence?

  1. Iraqi Christians:

    It should make any attorney very afraid that the government can go back to a client from 15 years ago and coerce them.

  2. Mayor Ed Murray:

    The federal government can not compel our police department to enforce federal immigration law and can not use our federal dollars to coerce Seattle into turning our backs on our immigrant and refugee communities. We simply wo n’t do it.

  3. Bill Jack:

    It’s unequal treatment before the law. The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act is being used to coerce businesses to participate in events that violate their consciences.

  4. Bill Jack:

    I think it is hypocritical, it’s unequal treatment before the law. The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act is being used to coerce businesses to participate in events that violate their consciences.

  5. Dan Ikenson:

    The Chinese are heavily dependent on us for semiconductor tech and the tech for military operations, china has decided they have to steal the technology, coerce it and condition trade with us on obtaining our technology.

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