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English definition of “coercive”

coercive

adjective uk   /kəʊˈɜː.sɪv/ us    /koʊˈɝː-/ formal
using force to persuade people to do things that they are unwilling to do: The president relied on the coercive powers of the military. coercive measures/tacticsCausing somebody to actUrging and persuading
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