Definition of coerce verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

coerce

 verb
verb
NAmE//koʊˈərs//
 
coerce somebody (into something/into doing something)coerce somebody (to do something)(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they coerce
 
he / she / it coerces
 
past simple coerced
 
-ing form coercing
 
 
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to force someone to do something by using threats They were coerced into negotiating a settlement.
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