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coercion (kəʊˈɜːʃən



  1. the act or power of coercing
  2. government by force

Derived Forms

coˈercionist  noun
coercive (kəʊˈɜːsɪv   adjective
coˈercively  adverb
coˈerciveness  noun


View thesaurus entry
= force, pressure, threats, bullying, constraint, intimidation, compulsion, duress, browbeating, strong-arm tactics (informal)

Translations for 'coercion'

  • British English: coercion Coercion is the act or process of persuading someone forcefully to do something that they do not want to do. NOUNIt was vital that the elections should be free of coercion or intimidation.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: coerção
  • Chinese: 胁迫胁脅迫
  • European Spanish: coacción
  • French: contrainte
  • German: Zwang
  • Italian: coercizione
  • Japanese: 強制
  • Korean: 강요
  • Portuguese: coerção
  • Spanish: coacción

Example Sentences Including 'coercion'

But there will be others, people you don't even suspect, for whom the coercion will last less than a day.
Jennifer Fallon TREASON KEEP (2001)
The ones you think most likely to object may take to the coercion like it was mother's milk.
Jennifer Fallon TREASON KEEP (2001)
The Harshini prohibition on coercion isn't some altruistic principle.
Jennifer Fallon TREASON KEEP (2001)


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