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Synonyms for force

Synonyms for force

power used to overcome resistance

effective means of influencing, compelling, or punishing

the strong effect exerted by one person or thing on another

the capacity to exert an influence

a group of people organized for a particular purpose

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

to compel by pressure or threats

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

Synonyms for force

a powerful effect or influence

an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)

one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority

a group of people having the power of effective action

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(of a law) having legal validity

a putout of a base runner who is required to run

to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"

urge or force (a person) to an action


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impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably

squeeze like a wedge into a tight space

force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically


take by force


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It has been concluded that the response in the case of mass load appreciably differs from that of constant force F.
The small punch tests of the mechanically alloyed Al composite were performed in constant force regime at elevated temperatures.
By raising and lowering the cantilever to maintain a constant force on the tip, the instrument maps out the surface's ups and downs.
StyleView point-of-care carts from Ergotron feature the company's proprietary Constant Force (CF) lift-and-pivot technology, which is designed to provide fluid, nearly effortless up, down and side-to-side movement of the display and work surface.
j] results from the following two sources: (a) a "random" component related to the resolution of the transducer response indicating device and any variation in the responses such as would be seen in successive readings of the indicating device for a constant force input; and (b) a "systematic" component related to the calibration of the instrumentation used to acquire the responses.
Scratches were generated by either progressive force or constant force scratch methods.
The tool is extremely light, allowing it to hug the workpiece edge at a constant force even as the robot moves as fast as 12 in.
This nameless narrator is the one constant force through the book, occasionally lapsing into personal asides but mostly presenting the stories with a fablelike authority.
Planar teamed with Constant Force Technology, who developed the base stand, to address the need for adaptable, ergonomic flat-panel displays that meet the anticipated TCO `03 guidelines.
Change as a constant force must be our signpost in all social investigations.
The hex design of the shaft delivers constant force and easy installation from the knob to the encoder without requiring glues, set-screws or other mechanical attachments.
Gravity is a constant force driving your bullet toward the ground at a constant speed, regardless of the range.
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