Force synonyms

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(Informal, uncountable) Strength, power, passion or effectiveness; clout.
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A person or thing having great influence, force, or authority
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To reduce to a particular shape or form by pressure, especially flatten or smooth
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To issue a decree; ordain
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Strength or power of any degree
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The characteristic or quality of being forceful
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To cause to do something by reasoning, urging, or inducement; prevail upon
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Willpower is defined as discipline and self-restraint.
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The definition of a cell is a small area in a prison where criminals are kept behind bars.
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To bring about or gain by pressure, threat, or force:
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(Intransitive) to be an inconvenience
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To use force
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(Wrestling) To hold the opponent back-first so both his or her shoulders touch the mat.
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To force or try to force, as by influence or persuasion:
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To upset emotionally; perturb
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(Of a building) Supported by stilts.
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A unit of girl or boy scouts.
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Capability in terms of numbers or resources:
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A compelling or being compelled; coercion; constraint
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The application of force, or the threat of force, to compel another to act against his or her will. Used as a defense in criminal and contractual matters, for example, that a defendant participated in a crime because held at gunpoint, or signed a contract only under the threat of physical harm. See also economic duress.
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The capacity for work or vigorous activity:
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The capacity for natural growth and survival, as of plants or animals.
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The quality of being self-assured and assertive.
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(Physiology) The superior development of or preference for one side of the body or one of a pair of organs; such as being right-handed.
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The definition of competence is your skill or ability in a specific field or subject, or being able to do something well or to being sane enough to stand trial in court.
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Persistence is continuing to try, an effect that continues even after the cause has been removed or something that sticks around for a long time.
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(Countable) The act, process, or result of any accurate measurement, as of length, volume, weight, intensity, etc.; as, the determination of the ohm or of the wave length of light; the determination of the salt in sea water, or the oxygen in the air.
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The degree to which something achieves results.
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The ratio of the energy delivered (or work done) by a machine to the energy needed (or work required) in operating the machine. The efficiency of any machine is always less than one due to forces such as friction that use up energy unproductively.
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Efficacy is defined as the ability to do what is defined as desired or to be effective at producing a result.
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Power assigned to another; authorization:
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Exceptionally great concentration, power, or force.
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The theory that force or energy, rather than mass or motion, is the basic principle of all phenomena
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A capacity for being used or developed
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The high-jump component of the sport of show jumping.
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(Uncountable) Impact.
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A vigorous or insistent effort toward an end; a drive:
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The definition of gumption is determination and courage.
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Smartness, style, flair, etc.
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(Slang, hip-hop) A hip-hop group
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The definition of a detachment is a separation, or a unit of troops with a special assignment.
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Any group of people involved in the same activity, especially sports or work.
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An administrative and tactical military unit that is smaller than a corps but is self-contained and equipped for prolonged combat activity.
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(Sciences) A standard measure of a quantity.
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That which falls to one in a division or apportionment among a number; a suitable share; proportion;
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To necessitate or require, as by force of circumstance; demand:
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To push, propel, or press onward forcibly; urge forward:
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To push, drive, or move forward; propel
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To reduce a result in response to limited resources
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(Intransitive) To be indebted to someone.
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To advocate earnestly the doing, consideration, or approval of; press for:
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To force one's way (into, through, etc.)
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Propel is defined as to cause to move forward or onward.
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(Now Rare) To compel; require; force
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Require is defined as to need or demand.
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To impose (a kind of behavior, for example):
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To request to be supplied with:
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To exact, compel or secure by influence; to deserve, claim.
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To deal or deliver (a blow, for example).
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To encumber with a burden (in any of the noun senses of the word).
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To make (a contest, vote, or gamble) unfair; to privilege one contestant or a particular group of contestants, usually before the contest begins; to arrange immunity for defendants by tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion
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To be appropriate, suitable, or relevant
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(With on or upon or (that + ordinary verb form)) To hold up a claim emphatically.
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To forcibly obtain or produce.
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The act of drawing fibers out of a clump, for spinning in the production of yarn
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To subjugate or persecute by the imposition of troops.
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To coerce (into doing something) as by threats
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To wrest from an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity; to wrench away (from); to tear away; to wring (from); to exact; as, to extort contributions from the vanquished; to extort confessions of guilt; to extort a promise; to extort payment of a debt.
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To combine with, form a bond with, or be taken up by a chemical or chemical structure. An enzyme, for example, is structured in such a way as to be able to bind with its substrate.
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To enter into by contract; establish or settle by formal agreement:
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To make a claim of wrongdoing against; accuse or blame:
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To keep within certain limits; put certain limitations on; confine
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To confine within bounds; set a limit to; restrict; curb
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To use force
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To use force
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To use force
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To use force
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To use force
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(Intransitive, sports) To penetrate the defence of the opposition.
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To overcome, often by intimidation or coercion.
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To smooth or level (a road) with a steamroller.
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To use force
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(Informal) To urge or persuade with such methods or arguments
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(Often figuratively) To coerce, to muscle.
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To use force
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To use force
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(Idiomatic) to expose
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To burst is defined as to break apart suddenly and with force.
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To break open
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To break open
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To break open
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To break open
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The act of inflicting bodily injury upon another. See also mayhem.
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To use a jimmy on; pry open with a jimmy or similar tool
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To break open
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(Slang) To arrest for a crime
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To break open
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To break (a law, rule, promise, etc.); fail to keep or observe; infringe on
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The definition of attack is to make an attempt to hurt someone or something (physically or verbally), to destroy someone or something, to impact someone or something in a dangerous manner, or to forcibly take someone or something.
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(Intransitive) To habituate to or gain competency at a task.
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To come or pass over; to spread over.
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To excel or exceed in power; to cause to yield; to subdue.
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Weakness is defined as a lack of strength or a character flaw, or something that you cannot resist.
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Inability to copulate or beget children; sterility, erectile dysfunction, etc.
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The action of oppressing; arbitrary and cruel exercise of power:
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The act of restraining:
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The governmental agency in charge of a state's army.
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Any unified, consolidated group of elements; systematized whole
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To seize and carry off by force.
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To put in legal possession of a particular thing; assign ownership to
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Strained for effect
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Developing or progressing outward from a center or axis, as in the growth of plant structures. For example, in a centrifugal inflorescence such as a cyme, the flowers in the center or tip open first while those on the edge open last.
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Operated by means of centripetal force.
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Characterized by or inclined to coercion.
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Obviously planned or calculated; not spontaneous or natural; labored:
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Energetic; vigorous; forceful
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Very striking; forcible; definite
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Produced under strain; not spontaneous:
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Alternative capitalization of Herculean.
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Having a significant or powerful effect.
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Intruding or tending to intrude.
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Acting or done without or against one's will:
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Having manners, or a manner, of a (specified) sort
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Not liquid, loose, or fluid; thick:
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The definition of tantamount is something akin to or virtually the same as.
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The definition of titanic is huge or of great strength like the Titans, or containing titanium.
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Strong and healthy; robust:
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(Law, usually "an") Alternative spelling of act of God.
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All the military forces and equipment of a nation
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(Military) An army unit having two or more companies, etc. and a headquarters. Traditionally forming part of a regiment.
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The act or power of coercing
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The state of being cogent; the characteristic or quality of being reasonable and persuasive.
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The state of a system in which more than one phase exists and exchange between phases occurs at equal rates so that there is no net change in the composition of the system.
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(Law) an unavoidable catastrophe, especially one that prevents someone from fulfilling a legal obligation
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Anything that stimulates activity; driving force or motive; incentive; impulse
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(Uncountable) Significance, importance.
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Motion produced by an impelling force; momentum.
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The resistance of a body to changes in its momentum. Because of inertia, a body at rest remains at rest, and a body in motion continues moving in a straight line and at a constant speed, unless a force is applied to it. Mass can be considered a measure of a body's inertia.
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Juggernaut is defined as something that inspires devotion or unquestioning sacrifice.
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(Military, Ancient Rome) The major unit or division of the Roman army, usually comprising 3000 to 6000 infantry soldiers and 100 to 200 cavalry troops.
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Strength or force that keeps growing or building
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Imprisonment, usually at hard labor: the legal punishment for conviction of certain crimes
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An ancient military formation of infantry in close, deep ranks with shields overlapping and spears extended
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A measure of such a force:
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The tendency of a force applied to an object to make it rotate about an axis. For a force applied at a single point, the magnitude of the torque is equal to the magnitude of the force multiplied by the distance from its point of application to an axis of rotation. Torque is also a vector quantity, equal to the vector product of the vector pointing from the axis to the point of application of force and the vector of force; torque thus points upward from a counterclockwise rotation.
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Plural form of troop
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The state, quality, or fact of being valid in law or in argument, proof, authority, etc.
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(Math.) A mathematical expression denoting a combination of magnitude and direction, as velocity
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Extreme or powerful emotion or expression:
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Alternative spelling of viss.
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To use force
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To put into motion or action; activate:
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Bang is defined as to hit or smash.
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(UK) To push someone over by heading straight over them. Often used in conjunction with "over".
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To effect the capture of (a subatomic particle)
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Cause means to produce a result.
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(Informal) To hit (a ball) hard
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To use force
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Compress means to press together, or to make something more compact.
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To use force
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To press, force, or drive, particularly in filling, or in thrusting one thing into another; to stuff; to crowd; to fill to superfluity; as, to cram anything into a basket; to cram a room with people.
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Depose is defined as to forcefully and suddenly remove someone from office, or to testify or present evidence under oath in a legal proceeding.
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To dent
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To force from a position or place where lodged, hiding, etc.; drive out
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Force applied against inertia.
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(Intransitive) To come out of a machine.
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To expel (one or more people) from their property; to force (one or more people) to move out.
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To apply (oneself) with great energy or straining effort
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To form or shape (a metal, plastic etc.) by forcing it through a die or an opening.
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To impose (something or someone unwanted) upon another by coercion or trickery:
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To strike internally, as if hit by a hammer.
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The definition of impact is one thing crashing into or having an effect on another.
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An electrical signal traveling along the axon of a neuron. Nerve impulses excite or inhibit activity in other neurons or in the tissues of the body, such as muscles and glands.
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To affect by gentle action; to exert an influence upon; to modify, bias, or sway; to persuade or induce.
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A body tissue composed of sheets or bundles of cells that contract to produce movement or increase tension. Muscle cells contain filaments made of the proteins actin and myosin, which lie parallel to each other. When a muscle is signaled to contract, the actin and myosin filaments slide past each other in an overlapping pattern. &diamf3; Skeletal muscle effects voluntary movement and is made up of bundles of elongated cells (muscle fibers), each of which contains many nuclei. &diamf3; Smooth muscle provides the contractile force for the internal organs and is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. Smooth muscle cells are spindle-shaped and each contains a single nucleus. &diamf3; Cardiac muscle makes up the muscle of the heart and consists of a meshwork of striated cells.
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To proffer (something) by force; to impose (something) on someone or into some area. [from 16th c.]
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To eject from a position or place; force out:
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To cause harm or loss to; affect adversely:
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To look or inquire closely, curiously, or impertinently:
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(Slang) To cause to go to prison on a trumped-up charge or with too hasty a trial
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(Archaic) To seize and carry away by force.
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Regiment is defined as to form or assign into groups which are organized into a system to accomplish a task.
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To cause distaste or dislike in; disgust
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(Psychology) To exclude something such as painful or disturbing memories automatically or unconsciously from the conscious mind.
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To move quickly and noisily like a storm, usually in a state of uproar or anger.
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Stress is defined as causing mental and physical strain or tension.
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To fill with an appropriate stuffing:
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To subjugate (a region or people, for example) by military force.
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To subjugate is to bring something or someone under your control and to force submission or compliance.
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To create an imbalance in pressure between one space and another in order to draw matter between the spaces.
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To usurp the place of, especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics:
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To put an end to, especially with force, to crush, do away with; to prohibit, subdue
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Usurp is defined as to take over power or control unlawfully or with force.
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To gain or extract with persistent effort; wring:
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The condition of being ineffective
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The state or character of being powerless; absence or lack of power.
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(Euphemistic, usually reflexively) To gain weight
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To surrender is defined as to give up control of something or to give something up to another.
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To produce a return for effort or investment:
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The act, process, or result of imparting life, interest, spirit, motion, or activity.
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The property of being sprightly.
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The power supplied by steam under pressure
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Energy and high spirits; vim:
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The quality of being peppy.
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The definition of zip is a quick, hissing sound, is slang for zero, or is energy.
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The resistance against which a machine acts, as opposed to the power which moves it.
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A vague notion, remembrance, or belief:
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A consequence or ensuing result of some action.
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Unusual power to attract, fascinate, or influence:
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A group of people or things regarded or functioning as a unit
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The definition of a gang is a group of people who spend a lot of time together, often for negative purposes such as stealing or attacking others.
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To force (a person) to do something by threatening, as if with a blackjack
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To forcibly stop and seize control of some vehicle in order to rob it or to reach a destination (especially an airplane, truck or a boat).
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The most important or exciting work or activity in a specific field or area:
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(Cricket) The set number of balls bowled during a single turn at one end of the wicket
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(Psychology) A subjective feeling experienced in response to a thought or other stimulus; mood, emotion, especially as demonstrated in external physical signs. [from 19th c.]
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(Chemistry) A functional entity consisting of certain atoms whose presence provides a certain property to a molecule, such as the methyl group.
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To compel by pressure or threats
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Either of two divisions, male and female, into which most sexually reproducing organisms are grouped. Sex is usually determined by anatomy, the makeup of the sex chromosomes, and the type and amount of hormones produced. When the sex of an organism is determined by the sex chromosomes, males and females are generally produced in equal numbers. In other organisms, such as bees and wasps, in which females develop from fertilized eggs and males develop from unfertilized eggs, distribution of the sexes is unequal.
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To commit (money, for example) in order to fulfill an obligation.
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Alternative spelling of force out.
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(Baseball) A play in which a baserunner on first base is required to advance to second base because the batter has become a runner, or a runner on second or third base is required to advance because a runner on a preceding base is so forced.
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(Cinematography) An illusion produced by technical means (as in "special effect")
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a unit that is part of some military service
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a unit that is part of some military service
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a unit that is part of some military service
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A personnel department or office
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(Informal) To attract; draw:
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To bring about deliberately; provoke:
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To strike (something) hard, especially with an implement.
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To crowd or squeeze into a limited space:
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To force one's way:
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To hale is defined as to force or push to go.
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Power, as of an institution, to endure or survive
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The quality of being impressive.
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A band is defined as a group of people working together, particularly in the field of music or a band is something that ties together or restricts movement.
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(Second object is a verb, can be stressed for emphasis or clarity) To force to do.
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To use force
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To require as useful, just, proper, or necessary; call for:
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To use force
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Crack means to make a sudden breaking sound or to split something, without it breaking into separate pieces.
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Win is defined as to finish first or be the most successful at something.
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(Informal) A try; attempt; endeavor
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Synonym Study

  • Constrain implies the operation of a restricting force and therefore suggests a strained, repressed, or unnatural quality in that which results a constrained laugh
  • Compel implies a driving irresistibly to some action, condition, etc. hunger compelled him to look for work to coerce is to compel submission or obedience by the use of superior power, intimidation, threats, etc. troops coerced the crowd to disperse
  • Force implies the exertion of power in causing a person or thing to act, move, or comply against his or its resistance and may refer to physical strength or to any impelling motive forced the protestors into the van, circumstances forced him to lie
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