non·​co·​er·​cive ˌnän-kō-ˈər-siv How to pronounce noncoercive (audio)
: 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
noncoercively adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Without immigration, pragmatic and noncoercive measures that encourage parents to have families while pursuing careers — as well as policies that allow people in their 60s and 70s to keep working — are the key to managing negative population growth, Mr. Wilmoth said. Francesca Paris, New York Times, 12 Feb. 2023 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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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of noncoercive was in 1840

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“Noncoercive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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