coercible

coerce

[koh-urs]
verb (used with object), coerced, coercing.
1.
to compel by force, intimidation, or authority, especially without regard for individual desire or volition: They coerced him into signing the document.
2.
to bring about through the use of force or other forms of compulsion; exact: to coerce obedience.
3.
to dominate or control, especially by exploiting fear, anxiety, etc.: The state is based on successfully coercing the individual.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Latin coercēre to hold in, restrain, equivalent to co- co- + -ercēre, combining form of arcēre to keep in, keep away, akin to arca ark

coercer, noun
coercible, adjective
noncoercible, adjective
uncoerced, adjective

coerce, compel, constrain, force, oblige (see synonym study at oblige).
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coerce (kəʊˈɜːs)
 
vb
(tr) to compel or restrain by force or authority without regard to individual wishes or desires
 
[C17: from Latin coercēre to confine, restrain, from co- together + arcēre to enclose]
 
co'ercer
 
n
 
co'ercible
 
adj

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coerce
c.1451, from M.Fr. cohercer, from L. coercere "to control, restrain," from com- "together" + arcere "to enclose, confine, contain, ward off," from PIE *ark- "to hold, contain, guard" (see arcane).
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