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Another word for force

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Noun
  1. Capacity or power for work or vigorous activity

    See also:

    action

  2. Power used to overcome resistance

      1. Unjust or callous use of force or power, as in violating another's rights, sensibilities, etc.
      2. Intense, often devastatingly or explosively powerful force or energy, as of a hurricane or volcano
      3. Behavior or treatment in which physical force is exerted for the purpose of causing damage or injury:
      1. The state or quality of being strong; physical power or capacity:
      2. Operative effectiveness or potency:
      3. The capacity to resist strain or stress; durability:
      1. The condition of being subjected to physical, mental, social, or economic distress:
      2. (--- Sports) Sustained, effective play that puts an opponent at a disadvantage:
      3. (Meteorology) Atmospheric pressure.
      1. Compulsion by threat or violence; coercion:
      2. (Law) A fraud achieved through the use of a threat or compulsion:
      3. Constraint or difficulty caused by misfortune:
      1. One that restricts, limits, or regulates; a check:
      2. (Mathematics) A condition that a solution to an optimization problem must satisfy.
      3. The threat or use of force to prevent, restrict, or dictate the action or thought of others.
      1. An act or acts performed in response to such an impulse.
      2. That which compels; driving force
      3. (Psychiatry) An act or ritual that a person feels compelled to perform repeatedly, often to reduce the distress caused by an obsession.
      1. Government by force
      2. The act or practice of coercing.
      3. Power or ability to coerce.
    See also:

    attack

  3. Effective means of influencing, compelling, or punishing

      1. A contractile organ consisting of a special bundle of muscle tissue, which moves a particular bone, part, or substance of the body:
      2. (Informal) Power or authority:
      3. (Informal) Power or influence, esp. when based on force or threats of force
      1. A piece of cloth, especially a baby's diaper.
      2. Influence; pull:
      3. Power; muscle.
      1. The number of pounds a horse is required to carry for a particular race, including the weight of the jockey, the saddle, and, often, added lead weights
      2. The greater part; preponderance:
      3. A measure of the heaviness of an object:
      1. The ability to control others; authority; sway; influence
      2. The ability or capacity to act or do something effectively:
      3. Physical strength or force exerted or capable of being exerted:
  4. The strong effect exerted by one person or thing on another

      1. Reflection, as of light or sound; reverberation
      2. A reflection, especially of sound.
      3. An often indirect effect, influence, or result that is produced by an event or action.
      1. A person, group, or thing that has influence
      2. A person who exerts such power:
      3. The action or effect of such power
      1. An effect, feeling, or image retained as a consequence of experience:
      2. A result or effect of impressing
      3. An effect produced, as on the mind or senses, by some force or influence
      1. The force of a collision; shock
      2. The effect or impression of one person or thing on another:
      3. The power of an event, idea, etc. to produce changes, move the feelings, etc.
    See also:

    affect

  5. The capacity to exert an influence

      1. The military strength or economic or political influence of a nation or other group:
      2. The ability or capacity to act or do something effectively:
      3. Physical strength or force exerted or capable of being exerted:
      1. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
      2. Unusual power to attract, fascinate, or influence:
      3. Power of attraction; power to excite the feelings and to gain the affections.
      1. The characteristic or quality of being forceful
    See also:

    strong

  6. A group of people organized for a particular purpose

      1. An individual, group, structure, or other entity regarded as an elementary structural or functional constituent of a whole.
      2. A fixed amount of work used as a basis in awarding scholastic credits, usually determined by the number of hours spent in class
      3. (Mil.) An organized body of troops, airplanes, etc. forming a subdivision of a larger body
      1. A group of people constituting one side in a contest or competition
      2. A group of animals exhibited or performing together, as horses at an equestrian show.
      3. A group organized for work or activity:
      1. A group of laborers organized together on one job or under one foreperson:
      2. A set of like tools, machines, components, etc., designed or arranged to work together
      3. A group of adolescents who band together, especially a group of delinquents.
      1. Absence of prejudice or bias; disinterest:
      2. A unit of troops separated from a larger unit for special duty
      3. (Countable) Any smaller portion of a main body separately employed.
      1. (Sports) A team of rowers, as of a racing shell.
      2. On a small sailboat, the person or persons who assist the helmsman, as by handling the sails
      3. A group of people working together, usually under the direction of a foreman or leader
      1. A tactical unit of ground combat forces between a division and an army commanded by a lieutenant general and composed of two or more divisions and auxiliary service troops.
      2. A body of people associated in some work, organization, etc. under common direction
      3. A body of persons acting together or associated under common direction:
      1. The physical aspect of a person as opposed to the spirit; the flesh.
      2. The entire material or physical structure of an organism, especially of a human or animal.
      3. A human; a person:
    See also:

    group

Verb
  1. To cause (a person or thing) to act or move in spite of resistance

      1. To pressurize.
      2. To exert pressure, or compelling influence, on
      3. To force or try to force, as by influence or persuasion:
      1. To do a service or favor:
      2. To compel or require (someone) to do something, as by circumstance or legality:
      3. To make indebted or grateful:
      1. To bind by a contract, promise, sense of duty, etc.; put under obligation
      2. To commit (money, for example) in order to fulfill an obligation.
      3. To cause to be grateful or indebted; oblige:
      1. To rise or accumulate:
      2. To achieve, produce, or attain:
      3. To compose:
      1. To produce in a forced or inhibited manner:
      2. To keep within certain limits; confine or limit:
      3. To compel by physical, moral, or circumstantial force; oblige:
      1. To force or constrain, as to do something
      2. To force (a person) to do something; drive or constrain:
      3. To get or bring about by force
      1. To bring about or gain by pressure, threat, or force:
      2. To bring about by using force; enforce
      3. To pressure, intimidate, or force (someone) into doing something.
    See also:

    attack

  2. To compel by pressure or threats

      1. Alternative spelling of strong-arm.
      2. To use physical force or violence upon, esp. in robbing
      3. (Often figuratively) To coerce, to muscle.
      1. To steal such goods from (a person) by force
      2. To take control of (something) without permission or authorization and use it for one's own purposes:
      3. To seize control of (a vehicle such as an airplane or bus) by use of force, especially as a way of reaching an alternate destination or as an act of terrorism.
      1. To force (someone) into doing something; coerce
      2. To compel by violent measures or threats; coerce.
      3. (Historical) To use dragoons to harass or persecute (someone)
      1. To restrain or constrain by force, esp. by legal authority; curb
      2. To bring about or gain by pressure, threat, or force:
      3. To bring about by using force; enforce
      1. To force (a person) to do something by threatening, as if with a blackjack
      2. To hit or beat with a blackjack.
      3. To coerce by threats.
    See also:

    persuasion

  3. To compel (another) to participate in or submit to a sexual act

      1. To assault (a person) sexually.
      2. To commit a sexual assault on; often, specif., to rape (a woman)
      3. To disregard or act in a manner that does not conform to (a law or promise, for example).
      1. To force (another) to have sexual intercourse; rape.
      2. To rape (a woman)
      3. (Archaic) To seize and carry away by force.
      1. To treat improperly; abuse or spoil.
      2. To seize and carry off by force.
      3. To use force or threat of force to compel another person to submit to sexual intercourse or other sexual penetration.
      1. To make a violent assault upon; attack.
      2. To attack verbally; criticize or denounce.
      3. To rape.
    See also:

    sex

Another word for force

Noun
  1. Physical power

      1. Great or superior strength, power, force, or vigor
      2. Strength or power of any degree
      3. Physical strength:
      1. (--- Informal) A nonphysical force or quality perceived as inhering in a particular place, person, or situation:
      2. Exertion of vigor or power:
      3. The capacity for work or vigorous activity:
      1. The number of people constituting a normal or ideal organization:
      2. The state or quality of being strong; physical power or capacity:
      3. The ability to deal with difficult situations or to maintain a moral or intellectual position:
    See also:

    strength

  2. Physical power exerted against a person or thing

      1. (Law) A fraud achieved through the use of a threat or compulsion:
      2. Constraint or difficulty caused by misfortune:
      3. Compulsion by threat or violence; coercion:
      1. That which compels; driving force
      2. An act or acts performed in response to such an impulse.
      3. (Psychiatry) An act or ritual that a person feels compelled to perform repeatedly, often to reduce the distress caused by an obsession.
      1. Unjust or callous use of force or power, as in violating another's rights, sensibilities, etc.
      2. Behavior or treatment in which physical force is exerted for the purpose of causing damage or injury:
      3. Extreme or powerful emotion or expression:
      1. Government by force
      2. The act or practice of coercing.
      3. Power or ability to coerce.
  3. The power to act effectively

  4. A group organized for joint action

      1. A share or quota, as of troops, laborers, delegates, etc.
      2. A representative group that is selected from or part of a larger group.
      3. A group or detachment, as of troops or police, assigned to aid a larger force.
      1. A single person, group, or thing, esp. as distinguished from others or as part of a whole
      2. A section of an academic course focusing on a selected theme:
      3. A fixed amount of work used as a basis in awarding scholastic credits, usually determined by the number of hours spent in class
      1. A group of several ships of similar type forming a tactical unit under a single command in the US Navy.
      2. The proportional distribution of a quantity or entity:
      3. (Biology) Cell division.
      1. (Informal) cell phone
      2. A single unit that converts radiant energy into electric energy:
      3. A storm cell.
      1. (Loosely) A great number; lot
      2. A group of soldiers.
      3. A group of persons, animals, or, formerly, things; herd, flock, band, etc.
      1. A group of people constituting one side in a contest or competition
      2. A group of animals exhibited or performing together, as horses at an equestrian show.
      3. A group organized for work or activity:
      1. The unit so dispatched.
      2. Absence of prejudice or bias; disinterest:
      3. The dispatch of a military unit, such as troops or ships, from a larger body for a special duty or mission.
      1. A group of people working together, usually under the direction of a foreman or leader
      2. On a small sailboat, the person or persons who assist the helmsman, as by handling the sails
      3. (Sports) A team of rowers, as of a racing shell.
      1. A group of musicians playing together, esp. upon wind and percussion instruments
      2. A group of musicians who perform as an ensemble.
      3. A thin strip of flexible material used to encircle and bind one object or to hold a number of objects together:
Verb
  1. To use force