Definition of coerce
- was coerced into agreeing
- abusers who coerce their victims into silence
- coerce compliance
- coerce obedience
- religion in the past has tried to coerce the irreligious
- —W. R. Inge
A confession was coerced from the suspect by police.
was coerced into signing the document
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twist one's arm;
: to make (someone) do something by using force or threats
: to get (something) by using force or threats
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the quality or state of being insatiable
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