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verb [T]    /koʊˈɜrs/
to persuade someone forcefully to do something that he or she may not want to do: I don’t think anybody should be coerced into leaving. coercion    /koʊˈɜr·ʃən/ noun [U] They used threats and coercion to keep the others in line. coercive    /koʊˈɜr·sɪv/ adjective coercive threats/governments
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