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Synonyms for coerce

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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14,24) Previous research suggests that most coerced sex is not perpetrated by strangers but by persons who are known to the victim, and particularly by partners in intimate relationships.
White, who said she was coerced into having an abortion and wanted to prevent other women from suffering similar ordeals, vowed to address those concerns and make the fixes in a substitute bill that would be provided to the committee.
Such monitoring may also require coerced clients to be more engaged in self-help groups that support and encourage continued sobriety.
These findings support previous studies of women's experiences (Stets & Pirog-Good, 1987), which found that lower self-esteem does not affect the likelihood of being sexually coerced, and that assertiveness, as a global trait, was not predictive of experiencing sexual coercion (Amik & Calhoun, 1987).
Some policemen beat me and cursed my mother and father and coerced me to confess to this crime although I was not involved in it.
For example, even some persons who are legally mandated to receive treatment may not see themselves as coerced because they had already considered seeking help.
Police interrogate suspects in closed rooms without an attorney present, a practice that critics say leads to coerced confessions that have convicted the innocent.
Very few investigations into the use of coerced medication have been done despite it being widespread, the Journal of Advanced Nursing reported.
Officers said the network trafficked the majority of women from Thailand and then coerced them to work as prostitutes.
This Article provides an in-depth analysis of Article 18 of the 2001 ILC Draft Articles on State Responsibility, which holds a coercing state indirectly responsible for an injurious act committed by a coerced state.
Relative to prostitutes, a lower percentage of pornography stars are viewed as coerced and as having no better alternatives, a higher percentage as liking their work and wanting to be on top of their profession.
The four count indictment alleges that between September 2000 and May of 2001, DUNBAR used, coerced and employed a seventeen year old girl to import cocaine and crack cocaine from Jamaica into the United States and to sell crack cocaine in and around Worcester, Massachusetts.
In some communities, Christians have been forced to convert to Islam, with women being coerced into marrying Muslims, and some Christian men being forcibly circumcised with razor blades.