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coercive (adjective), more coercive, most coercive
1. Characterized by the practice of making a person do something in an involuntary manner by use of intimidation or threats or some other form of pressure: Simon was sent to the principal at school because of his coercive behavior on the playground towards his classmates.
2. A reference to using force or threats to make someone do something against his or her will: Greg was very coercive towards his sister, making her keep his secret of stealing money from the principal’s office, otherwise he would hide her cell phone.
A reference to a tendency to restrain by fear or by force.
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This entry is located in the following units: com-, co-, cog-, col-, con-, cor- (page 1) -erc-, -erci- (page 1) -ive (page 2)