coerce (one) into (something)

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coerce (one) into (something)

To force, compel, or threaten a person or animal to take a certain action. The maid coerced her famous employer into paying her an exorbitant sum of money. It took a lot of treats to coerce the cat into her carrier for a trip to the vet.
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coerce (someone or an animal) into something

to force or compel someone or an animal to do something. I could not coerce her into coming along with us. You cannot coerce a cat into anything.
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It means essential resources for public safety will not come with unlawful strings attached, and the Trump justice department cannot continue to coerce us into violating and abandoning our values," Emanuel said.
Patients can project intolerable and negative feelings onto us and coerce us into identifying with what has been projected, allowing them to indirectly take control of our emotions.
It is pertinent to note that while we may not believe what the Hindu scriptures say, we as Christians, whether priests or lay folk, have no business making assertions and allegations as regards the sanctity or otherwise of their festivals and religious practices as long as they do not coerce us into participating in their rituals and, of course, as long as we lack the guts to evangelize.
no one should have any misgivings that we would let terrorists coerce us into accepting their terms.
No one should have any misgivings that we would let the terrorists coerce us into accepting their terms," Kayani said, adding the "army has the ability and the will to take the fight to the terrorists.
It is understandable to give peace a chance through a political process but no one should have any misgivings that we would let terrorists coerce us into accepting their terms," Kayani said.
We didneCOt need a special occasion to coerce us into ordering dessert.
We should not let the ineptitude of the government's response to Katrina coerce us into abandoning our commitment to civilian law enforcement.
He makes no pretense that his judgments are the last word, and by not trying to twist our arms or coerce us into accepting his attitudes, he enlarges the way we see movies as a whole and those who create them.
Just as many of us want a divine lawgiver to dictate our morality, we want an earthly lawmaker or body of lawmakers to coerce us into what we must do (or at least what our neighbors must do).
Those who attempt to coerce us into accepting either PG&E or the district's competitive bidding alternative are both ignoring the needs of children and putting their own interests before the public's.
Atchley continued, "The issuance of these fraudulent news releases is yet another example of Gouiran's pattern of dishonest and unethical business practices and may be an attempt to coerce us into an extorted settlement of the binding arbitral awards that will soon be confirmed into Federal Court judgments.
In his statement, the army chief declared that "no one should have any misgivings that we would let terrorists coerce us into accepting their terms.
He emphasized again that while it is understandable to give peace a chance through a political process but no one should have any misgivings that we would let terrorists coerce us into accepting their terms.
We didn't need a special occasion to coerce us into ordering dessert.