The action or practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats: it wasn’t slavery because no coercion was used
More example sentences
- He denied he had made the confession under coercion and threat, as alleged by his father.
- There is also a belief that worker performance is based on either rewards offered by management or the threat of coercion.
- If psychiatry is to move forward it is necessary, but not sufficient, to resist state coercion and to listen to patients.