coerce

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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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Coercers will choose their tactic based on the capabilities at their disposal, just as is the case with traditional military coercion.
2) Conditions on the relationship of coercer to coercee: Coercion is possible because of the coercer's willingness and ability to draw upon powers over another agent (relationally conceived), which the coercee is unable or unwilling to use against the coercer.
are viewed as provocative, having low respectability, intoxicated) and who are acquainted with the coercer are attributed more blame for the sexual coercion than are women who do not have these characteristics (Anderson, 1999; Girard & Senn, 2008).
That individuals within a target government react differently to coercive measures suggests that even if a coercer succeeded in getting demands accepted in the short term, it would be very difficult to secure complete acquiescence in the long term, because certain members of the target's government would attempt to reinstate their objectionable policies, since their political careers (and in some regimes, their lives) depend on it.
After being forced to participate in the burglary, the coerced actor is then ordered to drive an automobile the coercer has just stolen.
40) Reagan's forceful efforts to end Qaddafi's regime became an insurmountable challenge, as overthrowing political regimes is not feasible because "leaders are hard to kill, governments are harder to overthrow, and even if the targeted government can be overthrown, the coercer can rarely guarantee that its replacement will be more forthcoming.
142) Thus, in the case of a coerced actor who saves her own life by killing many people who would have died soon anyway, one must weigh not only the number of lives sacrificed and saved but also the evil inherent in the actor's collaboration with the wrongful conduct of the coercer.
The fatal error that has dogged the abortion debate thus far, according to McDonagh, has been a failure to identify the fetus as the coercer in pregnancy.
Convincing as both an amiable seducer and ruthless coercer, Murphy is like a lizard that sheds its skin, a quality reinforced by his reptilian bone structure and frosty, dead-stare eyes.
However, it is clear that coercive diplomacy employs a threat of force, and sometimes the use of force, to get a target (the recipient of the coercive threat) to do something that the coercer wants but that the target does not.
Therefore the state, when it acts as Robin Hood acts, employs first, not second force, and is a wrongful coercer.
The actions a coercer takes to convince the enemy that defeat is inevitable are basically the same as those required to make defeat actually occur; that is, prosecuting a denial strategy looks very much like pursuing a pure force victory.
But representatives for the two anti-abortion groups said they'd prefer for the waiting period to be uniform for all women, fearing that extended waiting periods could endanger women by tipping off their coercers.
New Faces -- Explore new unit types, legends, keywords and abilities for your favorite EverQuest and EverQuest II classes, with the introduction of "unarmed" Monks, Coercers, Templars and Beastlords (with their warder pets)