coercive Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “coercive” in the English Dictionary

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uk   /kəʊˈɜː.sɪv/  us   /koʊˈɝː-/ formal
using ​force to ​persuadepeople to do things that they are ​unwilling to do: The ​president relied on the coercive powers of the ​military. coercive ​measures/​tactics
(Definition of coercive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “coercive”
in Chinese (Simplified) 强制的,强迫的, 胁迫的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 強制的,強迫的, 脅迫的…
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