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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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If Taiwan chooses to liberalize trade, then China decides whether or not to coerce Taiwan.
They wanted to coerce my father to waive the ownership of a plot of land beside the land of one of the runaway suspects named B.
Dubai: A man claimed in court on Monday that his ex-wife had lodged a malicious complaint against him to coerce him to waive his children's custody lawsuit against her.
The coerces would be conducted with an aim to sharpen the skills, to develop a skilled executives or entrepreneur and eventually earn a living which could help them finance their education and boost their family income.
Citing other Supreme Court precedent, AU's letter explained that "delivery of a prayer at public school graduations is unconstitutional in part because it coerces students who do not subscribe to the religious views reflected in the prayer to submit to a religious ceremony.