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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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The incident happened on Friday afternoon in Basildon, when a 27year-old woman saw a man trying to force down the window of her car.
EXPERTS tell us a breakfast of toast and honey is the ideal hangover cure, detox diets are a total waste of time - our bodies apparently are capable of getting rid of toxins without us having to force down disgusting mineral drinks that smell like cat pee - and a couple of alcoholic drinks a day can reduce the likelihood of a heart attack, stroke or kidney damage.
In one gross-out scene, Spurlock tries to force down the last of a Double Quarter Pounder, a 7-ounce carton of fries and a 42-ounce soft drink, only to vomit out the car window.
Now there are moves on the internet to force down prices.
TUBBY Scots cops are to take the weight off their feet in a bid to slim the force down.
While it will bring the size of the sworn force down from an estimated 9,100 to 8,700, the mayor said the number of officers assigned to patrol is expected to remain the same by replacing uniformed officers with civilians.
Astrocom Corporation (OTCBB:ATCC) announced today that it has laid off six employees bringing its work force down to seven.
The company had 5,300 workers at one point but drew its work force down as programs wrapped up and work on the experimental X-33 aircraft slowed because of subcontractors' problems in developing and manufacturing fuel tanks.
They plan to force down fuel costs using the controversial Human Rights Act.
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