coerce


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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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Some defenders of the social contract approach try to work around this objection by recasting it as a hypothetical contract: although you didn't actually consent, a rational person would consent, and so again the state's right to coerce is legitimate.
Lastly,, where the perpetrator is a supervisor authorized by the employer to exercise professional power, the power abused to coerce sex does not belong to the abuser; it is thus a supervisory abuse of authority.
In fact, the ongoing rejection of the gospel by rabbinical Judaism is arguably a gift to be received by Christians as a condition of possibility for the gospel's existence in the light of centuries of violent efforts to coerce, bludgeon, and manipulate the world's peoples into accepting what passed for the gospel.
Assuming that A most prefers trading peacefully but would rather not risk economic losses if there will be conflict or, worse, war where trade will likely be interrupted, then A will opt to restrict trade if it believes that B is going to coerce. This comports with intuitive expectations about rational, forward-looking economic actors.
Those of us who believe in God don't need to inject our faith into a patriotic affirmation and coerce all schoolchildren into going along.
This was especially true if a state was attempting to coerce or compel another state to undo something significant that it had already initiated.
of any state that appear to be intended to intimidate of coerce a civilian population." Clearly, disclosing the identity of a CIA undercover agent is an act dangerous to life--the lives of the agent and her contacts abroad whom terrorist groups can now trace--and a violation of the criminal laws of the United States.
3 on 29 charges alleging he used his position to coerce women into performing sexual acts, according to court records.
The strike already has sparked two complaints of unfair labor practices with the National Labor Relations Board, with one union alleging that Finch Pruyn failed to bargain in good faith and tried to intimidate or coerce union employees.
Although this work is controversial, it is, above all, an invitation for all Southern Baptists to dialogue about their theology in a spirit of mutual trust instead of seeking to coerce one another into accepting an artificial, inauthentic, spurious theological consensus.--Reviewed by Jerry Faught, Instructor in Religion, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Oklahoma.
This calculation in turn leads us to contract with others to set up an absolute sovereign - a sovereign who has the power to coerce us to obey.
The rationale of Bumpers' proposal is that, whereas most independent contractors would have all of these characteristics, most "employees" could rarely claim more than a couple, making it more difficult for unscrupulous employers to coerce them.
Since this minimal value would surely not surpass the value required to coerce, earlier called n, coercion does not occur here.
In a press briefing by the minority bloc at the House of Representatives, Lagman said he would be wary of moves to coerce Dayan to testify against De Lima, who admitted her romance with Dayan but denied the drug links.