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Coerced vs Obligatory - What's the difference?

coerced | obligatory | Related terms |

Coerced is a related term of obligatory.

As a verb coerced

is (coerce), being forced.

As an adjective obligatory is

imposing obligation, morally or legally; binding.




  • (coerce), being forced

  • coerce



  • To restrain by force, especially by law or authority; to repress; to curb.
  • to use force, threat, fraud, or intimidation in attempt to compel one to act against his will.
  • (computing) to force an attribute, normally of a data type, to take on the attribute of another data type.
  • Synonyms

    * compel * bully * dragoon

    Derived terms

    * coercion * coercer * coercee * coercible




    (en adjective)
  • Imposing obligation, morally or legally; binding.
  • an obligatory promise
  • * Richard Baxter
  • if he speak the words of an oath in a strange language, thinking they signify something else, or if he spake in his sleep, or deliration, or distraction, it is no oath, and so not obligatory .
  • Requiring a matter or obligation.
  • Antonyms

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