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coerce

Pronunciation: /kəʊˈɜːrs; kəʊˈɜːs/

Translation of coerce in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • to coerce sb (into -ing) coaccionar a algn (para que + subjunctive/subjuntivo), compeler a algn (a + infinitive/infinitivo) [formal]
    Example sentences
    • Once she is coerced into signing adoption papers, she's bundled out of the way and into the convent to save her parents further humiliation.
    • His client still insists that she was coerced into committing the blackmail offences by her co-defendant.
    • Despite repeated warnings from the police and the relatives about not letting strangers in she was just coerced into it.

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