Meaning of “coerce” - Learner’s Dictionary

coerce

verb [ T ] uk us /kəʊˈɜːs/ formal

to make someone do something that they do not want to do:

[ + into + doing sth ] Employees said they were coerced into signing the agreement.
coercion uk us /kəʊˈɜːʃən/ noun [ U ]

They accused the police of coercion.

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