But the personality formed in an environment of coercive control is not well adapted to adult life. Trauma and Recovery (1992)But coercive control now gives those wishing to escape a valuable new legal tool. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Most service staffs in business have coercive monopoly power too. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)For this reason coercive power is a very useful and important tool. Positive Parent Power (1991)Government debt can always be repaid, because only governments have the coercive power of taxation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)At present, the coercive power of economic globalization is unmatched by the moral power of political globalization. THE AGE OF CONSENT (2003)It is a key contributor to civil society, which is what holds us together without the coercive power of law. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Your coercive power isn't working - and the first thing to think about is why. Positive Parent Power (1991)He was jailed for 12 months at the city's crown court after admitting controlling and coercive behaviour. The Sun (2016)
较常使用。在柯林斯辞典中， coercive 是1万个最常用词之一。
英式英语: coercive ADJECTIVE
Coercive measures are intended to force people to do something that they do not want to do.
...increasingly coercive measures on the part of the state.
coercive 的定义—— 柯林斯 英语词典
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Collins Reference Catalogue 2019
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.