What does the word coerce mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Aug. J. Thebaud
  2. I propose then to coerce him. – A Prince of Good Fellows by Robert Barr