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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Almost seven years and two presidential administrations later, the government and the courts have now realized what EWTN has been saying all along, that the HHS mandate was an unconstitutional attempt to coerce us into violating our strongly held beliefs.
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One of the senders of that message, which brazenly claims the mention of 'Holi' in the Bible, says it has come from 'a senior Catholic priest.' 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.
The General says: "While it is understandable to give peace a chance through a political process...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."
He vowed that terrorists could not "coerce us into accepting their terms."
"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.
He went on to accuse Khartoum of constructing a "tie-in pipeline designed to permanently divert almost 75percent of our daily entitlements," saying that the move also aims to "coerce us into signing the cover agreement presented by the AUHIP." Kiir suggested that an agreement should have addressed outstanding issues of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, including border issues and the status of the hotly contested region of Abyei.
We didn't 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).
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."