Definition of coerce:
constrain, ram, constrict, blackmail, squelch, thrust, blackjack, pinch, haul, storm, restrain, tweet, compress, necessitate, embrace, threaten, wring, dominate, rack, restrict, hinder, curb, extort, wedge, mash, twinge, force, shove, stuff, squash, gouge, cart, drag, hale, pressure, obligate, control, attack, contract, compact, draw, crush, bosom, strong-arm, persuasion, squeeze, pull, hug, make, twitch.
- "The Obstacle Race", Ethel M. Dell.
- "The Madman and the Pirate", R.M. Ballantyne.
It was urged, moreover, that three or four thousand Spaniards would not be sufficient to coerce all the provinces, and that there was not money enough in the royal exchequer to pay the wages of a single company of the troops.- "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.