coerce coerce  /koʊ ˈɜrs/

Definition(s):

  • (v) to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :

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  • Unfortunately, today the lumpen elements have the political and financial power to coerce government agencies, to threaten individual legislators and to frighten liberal critics by labeling them as anti national.

News

  1. India's Poorest Women Coerced Into Sterilization

    Financial incentives have driven the rate of female sterilization up in India, where a family can receive up to $10 for every female member who chooses to be sterilized. According to the Human Rights Watch, some federal health workers are still threatened by salary cuts or dismissal, though formal targets set by the federal government were abandoned in 1996. Health workers will often coerce ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

  2. Virgin Islands plumber accused of coercing 3 girls

    A plumber in the U.S. Virgin Islands is being accused of using the Internet to coerce three female minors to engage in sexual activity. U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe says Tony Browne of St. Thomas has ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Virgin Islands plumber accused of coercing 3 girls - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

    CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) - A plumber in the U.S. Virgin Islands is being accused of using the Internet to coerce three female minors to engage in sexual activity.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

Quotes

  1. "This bill places an inappropriate burden on women seeking to terminate a pregnancy: Personal views should not result in laws that unwisely expand the role of government and coerce people to obtain medical tests or procedures that are not medically...
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Charlie Crist Source: The Faster Times

  2. "The world must know - and it does - that even the harshest political and economic sanctions or other threats are far too weak to coerce the Iranian nation to retreat from their legal and legitimate demands," Mottaki told the Security Council...
    on Mar 29, 2006 By: Manouchehr Mottaki Source: Brooks Bulletin

  3. "I think he used his position at ESPN to try to coerce me into allowing Adam to play more," said Leach, who said he expected to coach again. "But the thing about it is as the coach, I watch every inch of film. I'm deferring to the judgment of...
    on Dec 31, 2009 By: Mike Leach Source: New York Times

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