Synonyms for coerces
- high pressure
- lean on
- make an offer they can't refuse
- put the squeeze on
- twist one's arm
Antonyms for coerces
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COERCES
It coerces them, indirectly, but quite as effectively as if he were their master.
It was because I discerned in you that power which coerces men.
How have we striven to oust this big profiteer who sweats and coerces us?
Its legislative, not its executive, function is the whip which coerces the Secretaries.
Mrs. Mac Bouncer coerces Lucy in white satin to sign the fatal contract that will settle Master.
It was against his conscience, he used to say; and the Government that coerces a man's conscience is worthy of "Grim Tartary."
He coerces no customer: he simply states his price, and if no one chooses to buy, no one has a right to complain.
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.