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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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 < 0.05) more males had partners with no age difference or who were 1-4 years younger than themselves, and a significantly higher proportion of females had partners who were 1 year or more older.
Males engaged in sexual intercourse earlier than females, irrespective of whether the first sexual experience was voluntary or coerced. Furthermore, more males than females reported both voluntary and coerced sexual debut across all ages.
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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., 2008).
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Coerced debt wreaks havoc on credit scores, which is particularly problematic because the use of credit reports is no longer confined to traditional lenders.
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And he taught all who read his story that the system of coerced remorse is a nonsense.
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