coerce

Part of speech: verb

To constrain by force or fear; compel; restrain or repress.

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Usage examples "coerce":

  1. It is true that the majority of Irishmen had for centuries continued to act unanimously in their resistance to oppression; as was seen, they had been a people from the moment that the English kings and Parliaments strove to coerce their religious faith, and more particularly from the destruction of clanship. - "Irish Race in the Past and the Present", Aug. J. Thebaud.
  2. I propose then to coerce him. - "A Prince of Good Fellows", Robert Barr.
  3. All that is necessary, according to this definition, to make the command a law, is that it issue from a will that is supported by physical force sufficient to coerce obedience. - "The Unconstitutionality of Slavery", Lysander Spooner.