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coerce

  
  ( coerces    3rd person present)   ( coercing    present participle)   ( coerced    past tense & past participle  ) If you coerce someone into doing something, you make them do it, although they do not want to.  
FORMAL      verb   (=pressurize)  
Potter had argued that the government coerced him into pleading guilty...      V n into -ing/n  
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coerce

  
  
browbeat, bulldoze     (informal)   bully, compel, constrain, dragoon, drive, force, intimidate, press-gang, pressurize, railroad     (informal)   twist (someone's) arm     (informal)  

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n.
The attack on computers, networks and interconnected infrastructures with intent to intimidate or coerce a national, international, groups of people or organizations in furtherance of political, social or personal objectives.
[Tech.];[Leg.] The attack on computers, networks and interconnected infrastructures with intent to intimidate or coerce a national, international community.
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