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Synonyms for compel

to cause (a person or thing) to act or move in spite of resistance

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In all these battles it sees itself compelled to appeal to the proletariat, to ask for its help, and thus, to drag it into the political arena.
He would be compelled to doom himself to isolation.
They will be compelled to work, just as the farmers are compelled to work now for the masters who robbed them of their land.
And this, as I imagine, is the reason why the forwardness to take office, instead of waiting to be compelled, has been deemed dishonourable.
The cabin was small, to begin with, and to move around, as I was compelled to, was not made easier by the schooner's violent pitching and wallowing.
The other hunter, Latimer, a lean, Yankee-looking fellow with shrewd, narrow-slitted eyes, held otherwise, held that the seal pup was born on the land for no other reason than that it could not swim, that its mother was compelled to teach it to swim as birds were compelled to teach their nestlings how to fly.
The dilemma, of course, is that companies that disclose tax advice to auditors will waive the right to protect that tax advice against compelled disclosure to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
A bill to provide reporters with an "absolute privilege" against compelled disclosure of their sources was introduced in the House on Feb.
Rather, the Supreme Court referred to the Miranda provisions as a "prophylactic rule" (4) and invited Congress and the states to devise alternative means of protecting the Fifth Amendment right against compelled self-incrimination.
78-197, the Service stated that it would treat the proceeds from a charitable contribution followed by a redemption of a donee's stock, under facts similar to Palmer, 62TC 684 (1974), as donor income if the donee is legally bound or can be compelled by the corporation to surrender the shares for redemption.
A Muslim inmate sued prison officials alleging violation of his First Amendment rights because he was compelled to wash pans containing pork.
The reforms I asked for and obtained from the legislature will assure that never again will any administration be compelled to let loose upon the unsuspecting public a proven menace like Bonin.
The court concluded that, at the time of the gifts, the charities were not legally bound and could not be compelled to sell the warrants; moreover, the facts fell squarely within Rev.
In the few cases that have addressed a specific order by a superior to provide a report using the Friedrick objectively reasonable standard, the courts have not found resulting statements to have been compelled under Garrity.
The appeals court held that the plaintiff failed to show that officials were deliberately indifferent to the inmate's limitations or knowingly compelled the inmate to perform physical labor that was beyond his strength or that was unduly painful.