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Definition of coerce verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: coerce