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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcoerciveco‧er‧cive /kəʊˈɜːsɪv $ koʊˈɜːr-/ adjective formal  FORCE somebody TO DO somethingusing threats or orders to make someone do something they do not want to do coercive measures to reduce absenteeismcoercively adverb
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coerciveThis exercise of economic power could be coercive, in the sense that A might prevent B from enjoying certain economic benefits.Petitioner contends that the coercive nature of this program is evident from the degree of success it has achieved.A modern capitalist state can not openly use coercive powers to help one class accumulate capital at the expense of others.The police may have used coercive tactics to get confessions.Non-cooperation and civil disobedience, as Gandhi understands them, can not be construed as a coercive threat in this sense.Direct Actions 6.1 Ecological expropriation comes down to the coercive transfer of nonpublic land to public owners in the name of conservation.The elite and class approaches are based on a coercive view of society.
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