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coerceverb apply pressure, bear down, bludgeon, bring pressure to bear, coercere, command, compel, constrain, demand, dictate, dominate, draft, dragoon, drive, elicit by threat, enjoin, enthrall, exact, exhort, extort, foist, force, impel, impose, impose restrictions, impress, insist, interdict, intimidate, issue threats, necessitate, oblige, oppress, order, press, pressure, prod, push, put pressure on, put under restraint, require, rule, subjugate, suppress, terrorize, threaten, use force upon, wrest from
Associated concepts: duress, harassment
Foreign phrases: Ejus nulla culpa est cui parere necesse sit.No guilt attaches to him who is compelled to obey.
See also: compel, constrain, enforce, exact, extort, foist, harass, impose, inflict, intimidate, necessitate, press, pressure, require, subject, threaten