coercive

coercive
Displaying a tendency or intent to coerce.

The Bush administration is studying options for military strikes against Iran as part of a broader strategy of coercive diplomacy to pressure Tehran to abandon its alleged nuclear development program, according to U.S. officials and independent analysts.


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  • Coercive — Co*er cive, a. Serving or intended to coerce; having power to constrain. {Co*er cive*ly}, adv. Co*er cive*ness, n. [1913 Webster] Coercive power can only influence us to outward practice. Bp. Warburton. [1913 Webster] {Coercive force} or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coercive — adjective Date: circa 1600 serving or intended to coerce < coercive power > < coercive measures > • coercively adverb • coerciveness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Coercive force — Coercive Co*er cive, a. Serving or intended to coerce; having power to constrain. {Co*er cive*ly}, adv. Co*er cive*ness, n. [1913 Webster] Coercive power can only influence us to outward practice. Bp. Warburton. [1913 Webster] {Coercive force} or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coercive monopoly — Competition law Basic concepts History of competition law Monopoly Coercive monopoly Natural monopoly …   Wikipedia

  • Coercive force — Force Force, n. [F. force, LL. forcia, fortia, fr. L. fortis strong. See {Fort}, n.] 1. Capacity of exercising an influence or producing an effect; strength or energy of body or mind; active power; vigor; might; often, an unusual degree of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coercive force — noun Date: 1827 the opposing magnetic intensity that must be applied to a magnetized material to remove the residual magnetism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Coercitive force — Coercive Co*er cive, a. Serving or intended to coerce; having power to constrain. {Co*er cive*ly}, adv. Co*er cive*ness, n. [1913 Webster] Coercive power can only influence us to outward practice. Bp. Warburton. [1913 Webster] {Coercive force} or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coercively — Coercive Co*er cive, a. Serving or intended to coerce; having power to constrain. {Co*er cive*ly}, adv. Co*er cive*ness, n. [1913 Webster] Coercive power can only influence us to outward practice. Bp. Warburton. [1913 Webster] {Coercive force} or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brainwashing — (also known as thought reform or as re education) consists of any effort aimed at instilling certain attitudes and beliefs in a person beliefs sometimes unwelcome or in conflict with the person s prior beliefs and knowledge, [For a medical (as… …   Wikipedia

  • Mind control — (also known as brainwashing, coercive persuasion, mind abuse, thought control, or thought reform) refers to a process in which a group or individual systematically uses unethically manipulative methods to persuade others to conform to the wishes… …   Wikipedia

  • Voluntaryism — is a philosophy that opposes anything that it sees as unjustifiably invasive and coercive. Voluntaryism regards government as coercive, and calls for its abolishment, but, unlike a number of other anarchist philosophies, it supports strong… …   Wikipedia

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