coerce


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Synonyms for coerce

to compel by pressure or threats

to cause (a person or thing) to act or move in spite of resistance

Synonyms for coerce

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

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This, however, is a politics-first Taiwan's least preferred outcome, for, if it perceives that it is likely to be coerced by China, it would rather restrict trade (01) than have a politics-first China coerce and then punish it (05), but it would prefer to fight and lose on the political issue (05) than to acquiesce willingly when coerced (03).
US attempts to diplomatically coerce Somali warlords, Serbia over Kosovo, North Korean nuclear efforts, and Iraq on WMD disarmament were judged failures because in each case the target state felt that it had much more to lose than the damage that the application of limited American force would produce.
It is in the interest of the king to love rather than directly coerce his subjects because, freed from the legal burdens of political obligation, they will then begin to love him in return.
Thus, a lower C-factor might suffice to coerce if probabilistic, temporal, and epistemic imminence are high.
He used to coerce me to touch him for a few minutes.
It's compassionate to coerce individuals with eating disorders into treatment aimed at altering their potentially fatal pursuit of weight loss and thinness, comments psychiatrist Arnold E.
He later told a Senate panel that he saw the tribunal's actions as "a clear attempt to coerce Mr.
It is only organized, officially sponsored or required prayers and prayer-time--or public prayers by individuals that suggest or clearly enjoy official authorization, or that coerce religious expression on captive audiences--that have been rightly judged by the Court to be in violation of the First Amendment.
Once suspects accept a narrowed option, inferred benefits coerce them, such as avoidance of a premeditated murder charge in favor of describing the crime as an accident.
SIR - I was saddened to read in The Western Mail (February 4) that the Haverfordwest male voice choir has attempted to coerce its members into singing God Save the Queen.
If abortions no longer fall under federal jurisdiction, why is the Chretien government trying to coerce provinces to use public health money to pay private abortion mills?
Faced with the 'great immovable' that is the modern-day workforce, managers can too easily fall into the motivational trap of trying to buy, coerce or cajole their employees' motivation.
Summary: Suspects confined victim in flat for 3 hours to coerce his father to waive ownership of land in their home country
Alas, they have neglected to consider the happiness of the tax-hiking state legislator and the activist toiling to coerce the rest of us into changing our lives.