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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The use of threats or orders to make someone do something they do not want to do.

Usage examples (38)
  • A person who is wise does nothing against his will, nothing with sighing or under coercion.
  • They didn`t have to use coercion
  • Calling inappropriate laws "coercion" is neither necessary nor sufficient to make that case.
  • Yet if coercion is officially banned, how will Americans come to a consensus about what kind of coercion is and isn't appropriate? for more
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