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- To restrain by force, especially by law or authority; to repress; to curb.
- (transitive) to use force, threat, fraud, or intimidation in attempt to compel one to act against his will.
- (transitive, computing) to force an attribute, normally of a data type, to take on the attribute of another data type.
Derived terms 
to use force, threat, or intimidation in attempt to compel one to act against his will
to force an attribute, normally of a data type, to take on the attribute of another data type
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- coerce in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- coerce in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- second-person singular present active imperative of coerceō