Meaning of “coerce” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “coerce” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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coerceverb [ T ]

us /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.
noun [ U ] us /koʊˈɜr·ʃən/

They used threats and coercion to keep the others in line.
adjective us /koʊˈɜr·sɪv/

coercive threats/governments

(Definition of “coerce” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)