coerce
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /koʊˈɝs/
  • (RP) IPA: /kəʊˈɜːs/
Verb

coerce (coerces, present participle coercing; 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.
Synonyms Translations
  • German: erzwingen
  • Russian: удерживать
Translations Translations


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