coact
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /kəʊˈakt/
Verb

coact (coacts, present participle coacting; past and past participle coacted)

  1. (obsolete) To compel, constrain, force.
    • The faith and service of Christ ought to be voluntary and not coacted.
Adjective

coact

  1. (obsolete) Forced, constrained, done under compulsion.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗:
      , vol.I, New York, 2001, p.244:
      too much solitariness […] is either coact, enforced, or else voluntary.
Verb

coact (coacts, present participle coacting; past and past participle coacted)

  1. (rare) To work together.
Synonyms


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