coerceo

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From co- +‎ arceō (enclose; keep off).

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present active coërceō, present infinitive coërcēre, perfect active coërcuī, supine coërcitum

  1. I enclose on all sides, hold together; surround, encompass.
  2. I restrain, keep back, confine, shut up or in, hold in confinement, repress.
  3. (figuratively, of discourse) I keep within limits, control, limit.
  4. (figuratively, of a passion) I curb, restrain, tame, correct.

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References[edit]

  • coerceo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879