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EtymologyEdit

From Latin coercere (to surround, encompass, restrain, control, curb), from co- (together) + arcere (to inclose, confine, keep off); see arcade, arcane, ark.

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coerce (third-person singular simple present coerces, present participle coercing, simple past and past participle coerced)

  1. (transitive) To restrain by force, especially by law or authority; to repress; to curb.
  2. (transitive) To use force, threat, fraud, or intimidation in an attempt to compel one to act against their will.
  3. (transitive, computing) To force an attribute, normally of a data type, to take on the attribute of another data type.

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VerbEdit

coercē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of coerceō