Definition of coerce verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

coerce

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kəʊˈɜːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//koʊˈɜːrs//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they coerce
BrE BrE//kəʊˈɜːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//koʊˈɜːrs//
 
he / she / it coerces
BrE BrE//kəʊˈɜːsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//koʊˈɜːrsɪz//
 
past simple coerced
BrE BrE//kəʊˈɜːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//koʊˈɜːrst//
 
past participle coerced
BrE BrE//kəʊˈɜːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//koʊˈɜːrst//
 
-ing form coercing
BrE BrE//kəʊˈɜːsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//koʊˈɜːrsɪŋ//
 
 
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coerce somebody (into something/into doing something) | coerce somebody (to do something) (formal) to force somebody to do something by using threats They were coerced into negotiating a settlement. She hadn’t coerced him in any way. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin coercere ‘restrain’, from co- ‘together’ + arcere ‘restrain’.
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