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coerce
American English: /koʊˈərs/
British English: /kəʊˈəːs/

transitive verb

  • to coerce somebody (into -ing)
    coaccionar a alguien (para que + subjunctive)
    compeler a alguien (a + infinitive) [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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