Part of speech:
To compel by physical, moral, or circumstantial force; oblige:
To exert or have influence on; have an effect on the nature, behavior, development, action, or thought of
To impose (a kind of behavior, for example):
To bring about or gain by pressure, threat, or force:
Forceful and to the point, as a reason or argument; compelling; convincing
Causing one to feel sure or to believe or agree; persuading as by evidence; cogent
Requiring others to work hard or meet high expectations:
Overbearing, arrogant, domineering, etc.
To stick or become stuck:
To bring about or compel by authority or force:
To give an order or orders to; direct with authority
To force into military service
To punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience.
To subjugate or persecute by the imposition of troops.
To cause or sustain, as if by supplying force or power:
To order or compel to stop or prohibit commencement of an activity; of a judge: to grant a court order directing a party to cease a particular activity. To order or compel to stop or prohibit commencement of an activity; of a judge: to grant a court order directing a party to cease a particular activity.
To force payment of; extort
To wrongfully take something of value from another by the threat of force or other coercive measure. To wrongfully take something of value from another by the threat of force or other coercive measure.
(Archaic) To pull forcibly; drag; haul
To bring about by authority or force; force to prevail:
To cause to be especially enjoyable or rewarding:
To make a formal appeal or application (for)
To require or compel.
To compel or require (someone) to do something, as by circumstance or legality:
To excel or exceed in power; to cause to yield; to subdue.
To cause (someone) to accept a point of view or to undertake a course of action by means of argument, reasoning, or entreaty:
To continue a course of action, especially in spite of difficulties:
To have as a requisite or necessity; need or depend on:
To kidnap (a man) for compulsory service aboard a ship, especially after drugging him.
To yield or give way to pressure
To discover by observation; discern:
To force one's way (into, through, etc.)
To press upon the attention; present or speak of earnestly and repeatedly; plead, allege, or advocate strongly
To bind by a contract, promise, sense of duty, etc.; put under obligation
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