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Synonyms for coerce

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Wiktionary3.0 / 1 vote

  1. coerceverb

    compel, bully, dragoon

  2. coerceverb

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

    bully, compel, dragoon

  3. coerceverb

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

    compel, bully, dragoon

  4. coerceverb

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

    dragoon, compel, bully

English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. coerce

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

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

Princeton's WordNet2.5 / 2 votes

  1. coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, forceverb

    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"

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. coerceverb

    restrain, curb, check, put under restraint

  2. coerceverb

    compel, force, drive, constrain

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. coerceverb

    constrain, compel, intimidate, restrain

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "coerce":

    compel, oblige, constrain

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  1. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi:

    Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  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. 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.

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