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coercion

Line breaks: co|er¦cion
Pronunciation: /kəʊˈəːʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of coercion in English:

noun

[mass noun]
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.
Synonyms
force, compulsion, constraint, duress, oppression, enforcement, harassment, intimidation, threats, insistence, demand, arm-twisting, pressure, pressurization, influence

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