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coerced

[ koh-urs ]SEE DEFINITION OF coerced

Synonyms for coerced

  • browbeat
  • bully
  • intimidate
  • repress
  • strong-arm
  • suppress
  • terrorize
  • beset
  • bulldoze
  • concuss
  • constrain
  • cow
  • dragoon
  • drive
  • force
  • hinder
  • impel
  • make
  • menace
  • oblige
  • pressurize
  • push
  • restrict
  • threaten
  • urge
  • high pressure
  • lean on
  • make an offer they can't refuse
  • put the squeeze on
  • shotgun
  • twist one's arm
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Antonyms for coerced

  • allow
  • encourage
  • help
  • let go
  • aid
  • assist
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • free
  • halt
  • release
  • stop
  • leave alone
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COERCED

Something in him at once coerced her friendliest confidence.

No one is coerced to labour, but in proportion as a man does labour he makes use of capital.

And this activity is spontaneous, in the sense that it is not coerced from without.

I have no doubt that the coerced perusal of them to which he had to submit did him a deal of good.

If she could be so coerced we would destroy her brain before she could act.

"A machine cannot be coerced," the robot-confessor told him.

Si, señor—and add to those some others that would not be coerced.

Sheep should be humored rather than hurried; coaxed, rather than coerced.

Driven, lured, coerced, these Aryan tribes have inundated the earth.

He is compromised, coerced, by the elements of language; but what of that?

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., cohercen, from Middle French cohercer, from Latin coercere "to control, restrain, shut up together," from com- "together" (see co-) + arcere "to enclose, confine, contain, ward off," from PIE *ark- "to hold, contain, guard" (see arcane). Related: Coerced; coercing. No record of the word between late 15c. and mid-17c.; its reappearance 1650s is perhaps a back-formation from coercion.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COERCED

bound

adjectiveobligated; destined

urged

adjectivepressed
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