The way I use them, and typically the way I hear them used, isn't so subtle. If you force someone to do something, they do it. 'Force ... to'. Instead of forcing them to do it, you could trick/dupe/cajole... them into doing it (there must be others, but they're the only three that come to mind at the moment - perhaps someone else can chip in ) You can also lead someone into something, but it's usually a noun rather than a gerund: sin, error, a mistake, danger...
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