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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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Under international law, coerced sterilization can be viewed as a form of genocide.
Coerced sterilization can be considered an attempt to impose measures to prevent births within a group, especially when viewed within the larger context of colonialism.
White, who said she was coerced into having an abortion and wanted to prevent other women from suffering similar ordeals, vowed to address those concerns and make the fixes in a substitute bill that would be provided to the committee.
Irrespective of coerced or voluntary sexual debut, significantly (p < 0.
Furthermore, more males than females reported both voluntary and coerced sexual debut across all ages.
26,54-57) This increases the likelihood of forming such relationships with older men, thereby increasing the risk of experiencing coerced sex.
Thus, household composition and wealth may influence family processes, the likelihood of school enrollment and the initiation of relationships with male partners, and these factors likely intersect in contributing to females' risk for coerced sex.
He notes the paradox this causes for coerced treatment, in that these interventions are designed to provide the motivation to comply with treatment, particularly for "unmotivated" participants (Whiteacre, 2007).
Seddon (2007) explains that coerced treatment has been criticized on the grounds that it restricts individual freedom or autonomy to choose one's own actions--or the right to self-determination (Sullivan et al.
Coerced debt is a complex phenomenon with multiple facets and no easy solutions.
Thus, in this Article, I propose amending the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) (7) to enable victims of coerced debt to repair their credit reports.
Police said they had removed 30 women from a number of premises who they believe had been coerced into working as prostitutes for the network.
This Article provides an in-depth analysis of Article 18 of the 2001 ILC Draft Articles on State Responsibility, which holds a coercing state indirectly responsible for an injurious act committed by a coerced state.
For men and women alike, the number of sexual partners, the number of romantic relationships, and the length of the longest romantic relationship were the best predictors of sexually coerced experiences.