The correct answer is compel.
The correct answer is (B) To compel (by force, intimidation, authority, fear, etc.); to force (into obedience, compliance, or any course); to impel; to secure by force. Also, to dominate or control, particularly by taking advantage of fear, etc.
Coerce comes from Latin coercere (to constrain).
Examples of use:
- She was coerced into signing the agreement.
- The state coerces its citizens to observe regulations for their own safety.