Part of speech: adjective

Coercing or tending to coerce.

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Usage examples "coercive":

  1. To think that you are able by social disapproval or other coercive means to crush a man's opinion, is as one who should fire a blunderbuss to put out a star. - "On Compromise", John Morley.
  2. This Society do not wish to see any coercive or dangerous measures pursued. - "An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans", Lydia Maria Child.
  3. Our intention in sending Morris with a respectable force, was to try whether peace could be forced by a coercive enterprise on their town. - "Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson", Thomas Jefferson.