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

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The building of these great works and cities will give a starvation ration to millions of common laborers, for the enormous bulk of the surplus will compel an equally enormous expenditure, and the oligarchs will build for a thousand years--ay, for ten thousand years.
This request I make thus gently and quietly, that, if you comply with it, I may have reason for thanking you; and, if you will not voluntarily, this lance and sword together with the might of my arm shall compel you to comply with it by force.
There's something beyond just the idea of doing good works that compels well-off doctors to thrust themselves into such desperate situations, something that ``ER'' episode (and the debut episode of the quickly canceled CBS series ``Presidio Med'') hinted at, and that crucial insight into their subjects is what's missing here.
Kaon's technology sets us light years apart from our competition and delivers an experience that compels customers to come back for repeat business, while providing them with 24/7 access to valuable product information.
The Court noted in the twenty five page opinion that "Because we previously affirmed the district court's refusal to compel arbitration of RICO conspiracy and aiding and abetting claims in a decision not disturbed by the United States Supreme Court, the law of the case doctrine compels us to affirm the district court's order.
The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued an Order affirming United States District Court Judge Federico Moreno's ruling refusing to compel arbitration in the landmark lawsuit filed by the nation's physicians against leading HMOs.
IT specialist Compel Group was in positive mood yesterday after posting improved interim profit and turnover figures.
Compel said that for the six months to December 31 revenues climbed 18 per cent to pounds 29.
But after taking into account post goodwill amortisation and restructuring costs, Compel returned a pre-tax loss of pounds 260,000, still well down on the previous loss of pounds 711,000.
We have continued to take market share and it is heartening to see Compel growing once again.
Compel Group Plc, the UK systems integrator, has set up a consultancy arm, Compelscope, to offer Microsoft-oriented technology and project management to UK blue chip firms and large public organizations.
The long running financial wrangle between Birminghambased Specialist Computer Holdings, headed by entrepreneur Peter Rigby, and Compel Group took another twist yesterday.
But that was then rejected by an independent inquiry, which judged that SCH should be paid back only pounds 864,000 by Compel out of the total amount it had spent.
However, Compel yesterday issued a terse stock market announcement, saying that SCH launched a new claim against it over the valuation of the Compelsource business.
Compel said that on the final day of the period allowed by the sale agreement, SCH had written to the group 'making certain warranty and indemnity claims' amounting to approximately pounds 3.