Synonyms for coerce
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Wiktionary3.0 / 1 vote
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.
English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
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.
The soldiers were compelled to desertion: preferably with the infinitive, compelled to desert.
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Princeton's WordNet2.5 / 2 votes
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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