constructive force

Definition of "constructive force"
  1. The exertion of threats or coercion with the intention to gain power over others or to inhibit their resistance
How to use "constructive force" in a sentence
  1. The businessman used constructive force to dissuade his competitors from opposing his project.
  2. In a hostage situation, the kidnapper's use of constructive force prevented the hostages from trying to escape.
  3. The manager was accused of using constructive force to manipulate his employees into accepting lower wages.

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