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- (General American) IPA(key): /koʊˈɝs/
Audio (US) (file)
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kəʊˈɜːs/
- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)s
- (transitive) To restrain by force, especially by law or authority; to repress; to curb.
- (transitive) To use force, threat, fraud, or intimidation in an attempt to compel one to act against their will.
- They coerced their children into going to the country park.
- (transitive, computing) To force an attribute, normally of a data type, to take on the attribute of another data type.
to use force, threat, or intimidation in attempt to compel one to act against their will
to force an attribute, normally of a data type, to take on the attribute of another data type
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
Translations to be checked
- coerce in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- coerce in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.