non·​co·​er·​cive | \ ˌnän-kō-ˈər-siv How to pronounce noncoercive (audio) \

Definition of noncoercive

: not using threats or force to achieve compliance : not coercive … the important role that noncoercive influence plays in the conduct of foreign policy.Business and Economics

Other Words from noncoercive

noncoercively adverb

Examples of noncoercive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pedersen, who wrote a recent article examining the failures of R2P in the context of the Rohingya crisis, said that even a broader reading of the doctrine that put forward a range of noncoercive policy options would be a challenge. Timothy Mclaughlin, The Atlantic, 24 Apr. 2021 Also, approaching the conversation in a measured, noncoercive way is highly important. Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic, 28 Oct. 2020 This is one of the many new ways authoritarian regimes have been using migration as a noncoercive foreign policy tool. Gerasimos Tsourapas, Washington Post, 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of noncoercive

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Noncoercive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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