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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
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    • [koh-urs]
    • /koʊˈɜrs/
    • /kəʊˈɜːs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koh-urs]
    • /koʊˈɜrs/

Definitions of coerced word

  • verb with object coerced to compel by force, intimidation, or authority, especially without regard for individual desire or volition: They coerced him into signing the document. 2
  • verb with object coerced to bring about through the use of force or other forms of compulsion; exact: to coerce obedience. 2
  • verb with object coerced to dominate or control, especially by exploiting fear, anxiety, etc.: The state is based on successfully coercing the individual. 1
  • noun coerced Simple past tense and past participle of coerce, being forced. 1

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Origin of coerced

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
1425-75; late Middle English < Latin coercēre to hold in, restrain, equivalent to co- co- + -ercēre, combining form of arcēre to keep in, keep away, akin to arca ark

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Parts of speech for Coerced


coerced popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for coerced

adjective coerced

  • bound — Bound is the past tense and past participle of bind.
  • urged — to push or force along; impel with force or vigor: to urge the cause along.
  • apprenticed — a person who works for another in order to learn a trade: an apprentice to a plumber.
  • duty-bound — If you say you are duty-bound to do something, you are emphasizing that you feel it is your duty to do it.
  • articled — In Britain, someone who is articled to a firm of lawyers or accountants is employed by the firm and is training to become qualified.

Antonyms for coerced

verb coerced

  • persuaded — to prevail on (a person) to do something, as by advising or urging: We could not persuade him to wait.
  • allowed — to let have; give as one's share; grant as one's right: to allow a person $100 for expenses.
  • helped — to give or provide what is necessary to accomplish a task or satisfy a need; contribute strength or means to; render assistance to; cooperate effectively with; aid; assist: He planned to help me with my work. Let me help you with those packages.
  • aided — to provide support for or relief to; help: to aid the homeless victims of the fire.
  • assisted — to give support or aid to; help: Please assist him in moving the furniture.

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