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synonyms for coerces

  • 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 coerces

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  • allow
  • encourage
  • help
  • let go
  • aid
  • assist
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • free
  • halt
  • release
  • stop
  • leave alone
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How to use coerces in a sentence

Terror drives you on; fate coerces you; you can't help yourself, and my delight is to make the plunge terrible.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
But life becomes more indifferent when dignity is mixed up with it, and duty no longer coerces when inclination attracts.
THE AESTHETICAL ESSAYSFRIEDRICH SCHILLER
The mechanism of nature as well as the organisation of society surrounds and visibly and invisibly coerces us.
LIFE'S BASIS AND LIFE'S IDEALRUDOLF EUCKEN
He coerces no customer: he simply states his price, and if no one chooses to buy, no one has a right to complain.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOL. 70, NO. 434, DECEMBER, 1851VARIOUS
It was because I discerned in you that power which coerces men.
BELFORD'S MAGAZINE, VOL 2, DECEMBER 1888VARIOUS
It was against his conscience, he used to say; and the Government that coerces a man's conscience is worthy of "Grim Tartary."
THE DODD FAMILY ABROAD, VOL. I.(OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
Each minor chief commands those under him, and if need be, himself coerces them into obedience.
ILLUSTRATIONS OF UNIVERSAL PROGRESSHERBERT SPENCER
And so he goes on, without much regret for adventure, or even for beer, beyond the half-pint to which his wife coerces him.
DARIELR. D. BLACKMORE
Mrs. Mac Bouncer coerces Lucy in white satin to sign the fatal contract that will settle Master.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 99, OCTOBER 4, 1890VARIOUS
He had that true imperial look which all born rulers of men possess—that look that half coerces, and wholly persuades.
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