1. using force to cause something to occur

    Synonyms : compulsion
    Type Of : causation, causing
    Examples :
    • they didn't have to use coercion
  2. the act of compelling by force of authority

    Type Of : enforcement


  1. treat with excessive indulgence

    Synonyms : baby, cocker, cosset, featherbed, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil
    Type Of : do by, handle, treat
    Examples :
    • Let's not mollycoddle our students!
  2. cook in nearly boiling water

    Type Of : cook
    Examples :
    • coddle eggs


  1. mix together different elements

    Synonyms : blend, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, meld, merge, mix
    Type Of : change integrity
  2. fuse or cause to grow together

    Type Of : merge, unify, unite


  1. customers collectively

    Synonyms : business, patronage
    Type Of : people
    Examples :
    • they have an upper class clientele


  1. a trite or obvious remark

    Synonyms : banality, bromide, commonplace, platitude
    Type Of : comment, input, remark, truism


  1. conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

    Synonyms : cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground
    Examples :
    • clandestine intelligence operations


  1. a loud harsh or strident noise

    Synonyms : blare, blaring, cacophony, din
    Type Of : noise
  2. make loud demands

    Synonyms : clamour
    Type Of : demand
    Examples :
    • he clamored for justice and tolerance
  3. utter or proclaim insistently and noisily

    Synonyms : clamour
    Type Of : give tongue to, express, utter, verbalise, verbalize
    Examples :
    • The delegates clamored their disappointment
  4. loud and persistent outcry from many people

    Synonyms : clamoring, clamour, clamouring, hue and cry
    Type Of : shout, vociferation, yell, call, cry, outcry
    Examples :
    • he ignored the clamor of the crowd
  5. compel someone to do something by insistent clamoring

    Type Of : obligate, compel, oblige
    Examples :
    • They clamored the mayor into building a new park


  1. foreseeing the future

    Synonyms : precognitive, second-sighted
  2. someone who has the power of clairvoyance

    Type Of : psychic
  3. perceiving things beyond the natural range of the senses


  1. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

    Synonyms : dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt
    Type Of : avoid
  2. surround so as to force to give up

    Synonyms : beleaguer, besiege, hem in, surround
    Type Of : assail, attack
  3. beat through cleverness and wit

    Synonyms : beat, outfox, outsmart, outwit, overreach
    Type Of : outstrip, surmount, surpass, exceed, outgo, outdo, outmatch, outperform


  1. heedful of potential consequences

    Synonyms : discreet
    Examples :
    • circumspect actions
    • physicians are now more circumspect about recommending its use