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coercive

adjective

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formal using force or threats to make someone do something; using coercion
  • coercive measures

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The first known use of coercive was circa 1600

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“Coercive.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/coercive. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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