Definitions for coercivekoʊˈɜr sɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coercive(adj)

    serving or intended to coerce

    "authority is directional instead of coercive"

Wiktionary

  1. coercive(Adjective)

    Displaying a tendency or intent to coerce.

  2. Origin: from coerce + -ive

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coercive(adj)

    serving or intended to coerce; having power to constrain

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter:

    Given our concern about China's growing military capabilities and coercive approach to disputes, we are taking prudent steps to prepare for heightened competition.

  2. William Jennings Bryan:

    The chief duty of governments, in so far as they are coercive, is to restrain those who would interfere with the inalienable rights of the individual, among which are the right to life, the right to liberty, the right to the pursuit of happiness and the right to worship God according to the dictates of ones conscience.

  3. Diane Black:

    This coercive measure would ban pro-life organizations in D.C. from even considering a job seeker's views on abortion as a condition of employment, this is an affront to the conscience rights of every American who believes, as I do, in the cause of protecting the unborn. Congress must not remain silent while this injustice unfolds.

  4. Idriss Jazairy:

    The stockpiling of sanctions and unilateral coercive measures against Iran, some of which went well beyond what was required by the (U.N.) Security Council, has had a significant adverse effect on the country's economy, its population and ultimately on the enjoyment of human rights of the people of Iran, including its right to food, its right to health and its right to development.

  5. Democratic FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub:

    What I worry about is the inherently coercive nature of these workplace situations, let's say an employer decides to throw corporate resources behind a candidate and sets up a phone bank, asking employees to get on the phone to get people to support candidate Jones. It's very hard to say no to your employer. It puts the employee, especially the low-level employee, in a very difficult position.

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