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1. coerce

verb. ['koʊˈɝːs'] to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city".

Synonyms

  • bludgeon
  • drive
  • squeeze for
  • dragoon
  • obligate
  • steamroll
  • turn up the pressure
  • force
  • oblige
  • terrorise
  • terrorize
  • squeeze
  • steamroller
  • act
  • move
  • railroad
  • sandbag
  • compel
  • bring oneself
  • pressure
  • hale

Antonyms

  • walk
  • stay in place
  • pull
  • attract

Etymology

  • coercere (Latin)

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Rhymes with Coerce

  • transverse
  • intersperse
  • biodiverse
  • reimburse
  • traverse
  • submerse
  • disperse
  • disburse
  • converse
  • reverse
  • rehearse
  • perverse
  • obverse
  • inverse
  • diverse
  • adverse
  • immerse
  • emerse
  • averse
  • worse
  • verse
  • vers
  • terse
  • scearce
  • purse
  • perse
  • pers
  • perce
  • pearse
  • nurse

Sentences with coerce


1. Verb, base form
This suggests that the bride finally found a man to coerce into marriage.

Quotes about coerce


1. A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
- James Allen

2. 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 othersto act according to his own view of truth.
- Mahatma Gandhi

3. I hold strongly to this: that it is better to be impetuous than circumspect; because fortune is a woman and if she is to be submissive it is necessary to beat and coerce her.
- Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli - Original Version

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