compel definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To force, drive, or constrain: Duty compelled the troops to volunteer the objective.
    • To warrant or stress by power; precise: a power crisis compels gasoline conservation. See Synonyms at force.
    • To exert a strong, irresistible force on; sway: "The land, in a certain, very real way, compels the minds of the people” ( Barry Lopez).
    • to operate a vehicle or encourage with force, or irresistibly; to make; to constrain; to oblige; to necessitate, either by actual or moral power.
    • To simply take by force or violence; to seize; to precise; to extort.
    • To force to produce; to overpower; to subjugate.
    • to collect or unite in a crowd or company.
    • To phone forth; to summon.
    • to make, drive, or constrain: Duty compelled the soldiers to volunteer for mission.
    • To necessitate or pressure by force; precise: a power crisis compels gasoline preservation. See Synonyms at force.
    • To exert a strong, irresistible force on; sway: "The land, in a certain, very real way, compels the minds of the people” ( Barry Lopez).
    • to-drive or encourage with power, or irresistibly; to force; to constrain; to oblige; to warrant, either by actual or moral force.
    • To simply take by force or violence; to seize; to precise; to extort.
    • to make to yield; to overcome; to subjugate.
    • To gather or unite in a crowd or company.
    • To call forth; to summon.
  • verb:
    • (literally) to-drive collectively, gather
    • To overpower; to subdue
    • to make, constrain or coerce
    • To exact, extort, (make) produce by force
    • force someone doing anything
    • necessitate or precise
    • (literally) to push together, round-up
    • To overpower; to subdue
    • to make, constrain or coerce
    • To accurate, extort, (make) produce by force
    • power somebody to complete some thing
    • necessitate or exact
  • verb-intransitive:
    • In order to make one yield or submit.
    • To make one yield or submit.
  • others:
    • To drive or urge with power or irresistibly; constrain; oblige; coerce, by either real or moral power: as, situations compel us to practise economy.
    • To topic; power to distribute; subdue.
    • To simply take by force or assault; wrest; extort.
    • to push together; unite by power; gather in a crowd or company; herd.
    • To overcome; overcome; control.
    • To drive or urge with power or irresistibly; constrain; oblige; coerce, by either physical or moral force: as, circumstances compel us to practise economic climate.
    • To topic; power to submit; subdue.
    • To just take by power or physical violence; wrest; extort.
    • to-drive collectively; unite by power; collect in a crowd or business; herd.
    • To overpower; overcome; control.

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