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

Definitions of coercer word

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

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Origin of coercer

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 Coercer


coercer 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.
According to our data about 73% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

coercer usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for coercer

noun coercer

  • oppressor — to burden with cruel or unjust impositions or restraints; subject to a burdensome or harsh exercise of authority or power: a people oppressed by totalitarianism.
  • rascal — a base, dishonest, or unscrupulous person.
  • ruffian — a tough, lawless person; roughneck; bully.
  • tough — strong and durable; not easily broken or cut.
  • tease — to irritate or provoke with persistent petty distractions, trifling raillery, or other annoyance, often in sport.

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