Coercive meaning

kō-ûrsĭv
The definition of coercive is something related to the act of convincing someone through threats, force or without regard to what they want to do.

When your boyfriend says he is going to break up with you if you don't buy him a really expensive gift, this is an example of coercive behavior.

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Characterized by or inclined to coercion.
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Of coercion or tending to coerce.
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Displaying a tendency or intent to coerce.
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Origin of coercive

  • from coerce + -ive

    From Wiktionary