different between coercion vs coerce
From Old French cohercion, from Latin coerciti? (“magisterial coercion”), from coercere, past participle coercitus (“to restrain, coerce”), from cum (“with”) + arce? (“to shut in, enclose”); see coerce.
- IPA(key): /ko?????n/, /ko?????n/
coercion (countable and uncountable, plural coercions)
- (not countable) Actual or threatened force for the purpose of compelling action by another person; the act of coercing.
- (law, not countable) Use of physical or moral force to compel a person to do something, or to abstain from doing something, thereby depriving that person of the exercise of free will.
- (countable) A specific instance of coercing.
- (programming, countable) Conversion of a value of one data type to a value of another data type.
- (linguistics, semantics) The process by which the meaning of a word or other linguistic element is reinterpreted to match the grammatical context.
- type coercion
One of three common words ending in -cion, which are coercion, scion, and suspicion.
- coercion in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- “coercion” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
- coercion in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- coercion on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
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From Latin coercere (“to surround, encompass, restrain, control, curb”), from co- (“together”) + arcere (“to inclose, confine, keep off”); see arcade, arcane, ark.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ko???s/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /k?????s/
- Rhymes: -??(?)s
coerce (third-person singular simple present coerces, present participle coercing, simple past and past participle coerced)
- (transitive) To restrain by force, especially by law or authority; to repress; to curb.
- (transitive) To use force, threat, fraud, or intimidation in an attempt to compel one to act against their will.
- (transitive, computing) To force an attribute, normally of a data type, to take on the attribute of another data type.
- coerce in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- coerce in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- second-person singular present active imperative of coerce?
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