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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

    See also:

    attack

  3. Effective means of influencing, compelling, or punishing

  4. The strong effect exerted by one person or thing on another

    See also:

    affect

  5. The capacity to exert an influence

    See also:

    strong

  6. A group of people organized for a particular purpose

    See also:

    group

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

    See also:

    attack

  2. To compel by pressure or threats

    See also:

    persuasion

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

    See also:

    sex

Another word for force

Idioms:

    in-force

  1. operative, valid, in effect;

    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