Coercion synonyms and antonyms

kō-ûr'zhən, -shən

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The application of force, or the threat of force, to compel another to act against his or her will. Used as a defense in criminal and contractual matters, for example, that a defendant participated in a crime because held at gunpoint, or signed a contract only under the threat of physical harm. See also economic duress.
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That which compels; driving force
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The threat or use of force to prevent, restrict, or dictate the action or thought of others.
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The act of oppressing, or the state of being oppressed.
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Pressure is an application of force by pressing, or an urgent demand or force which can cause stress.
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A loss or limitation of liberty; confinement
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(Psychology) The unconscious exclusion of painful impulses, desires, or fears from the conscious mind.
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(Philosophy) The ability to choose one's actions, or determine what reasons are acceptable motivation for actions, without predestination, fate etc.
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The act of making a conscious choice or decision:
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The capacity to resist attack; impregnability:
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Intense force or great power, as in natural phenomena:
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Motivation of oneself by one's own resolve or interest.
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The use of physical power or violence to compel or restrain:
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A strong belief; conviction
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The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
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