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Definition of Coerce

Coerce

  1. To restrain by force, especially by law or authority; to repress; to curb.
  2. To compel or constrain to any action; as, to coerce a man to vote for a certain candidate.
  3. To compel or enforce; as, to coerce obedience.

Coerce Quotations

A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
James Allen

Love has its own time, its own season, and its own reasons from coming and going. You cannot bribe it or coerce it or reason it into staying. You can only embrace it when it arrives and give it away when it comes to you.
Kent Nerburn

She goes through the vale of death alone, each time a babe is born. As it is the right neither of man nor the state to coerce her into this ordeal, so it is her right to decide whether she will endure it.
Margaret Sanger

Others think it the responsibility of scientists to coerce the rest of society, because they have the power that derives from special knowledge.
John Charles Polanyi

A man's 'original and natural right' to make all contracts that are 'intrinsically obligatory,' and to coerce the fulfillment of them, is one of the most valuable and indispensable of all human possessions.
Lysander Spooner
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Coerce Translations

coerce in Latin is coacto
coerce in Spanish is coercer
coerce in Swedish is tvinga
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