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co·erce / kōˈərs/ • v. [tr.] persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats: they were coerced into silence. ∎  obtain (something) by such means: their confessions were allegedly coerced by torture. DERIVATIVES: co·er·ci·ble adj. co·er·cion / kōˈərzhən; -shən/ n.

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coerce XVII. — L. coercēre shut up, restrain, f. CO- + arcēre restrain. ward off.
So coercion XVIII.