What does coercive mean?

Definitions for coercivekoʊˈɜr sɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word coercive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. coercive(adj)

    serving or intended to coerce

    "authority is directional instead of coercive"


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coercive in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coercive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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. Barry Pavel:

    Because they knew that the Obama administration would never use military force for any purpose, they felt free to conduct their coercive actions in the South China Seas, the Russians went into Iran and Syria and North Korea accelerated their nuclear arms program.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Mia Bloom:

    It's interesting the degree to which the parents are giving the organization access to their children, it's not a coercive endeavor like what we saw in Africa. The kids are not being kidnapped. The kids are not being coerced. For the most part, what we're seeing is kids posing with a big smile and at least in one case saying goodbye to the parents.

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