Coerce

Definition of Coerce

Co`erce´
v. t.1.To restrain by force, especially by law or authority; to repress; to curb.
[imp. & p. p. Coerced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Coercing.]
Punishments are manifold, that they may coerce this profligate sort.
- Ayliffe.
2.To compel or constrain to any action; as, to coerce a man to vote for a certain candidate.
3.To compel or enforce; as, to coerce obedience.

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