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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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Imprisonment of not less than 30 years and not more than 40 years shall be imposed when the illegal act is committed by means of violence against or intimidation of persons, or force upon things.
The appointment will come into force upon the successful completion of the company's previously announced recapitalisation effort and regulatory approvals, the company said.
The criteria have been rendered more liberal with the new bylaws that Economy Minister Fatmir Besimi signed Thursday and that come into force upon being published in the Official Gazette.
The Decree shall enter into force upon its issuance.
Author Leonard Smith asserts that God and Satan have exerted tremendous force upon humankind, and negative influences have all too often distorted human understanding of history.
What sort of environment is this government trying to force upon us?
It's hard to resist playing armchair psychoanalyst and wondering: Did McGreevey unconsciously make certain choices--like putting his lover on the government payroll in a high-profile position he was not qualified for--to force upon himself his public announcement, "I am a gay American"?
Coordinated by the Paris-based Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the changes will come into force upon ratification by the parties.
We're confronted with a couple of possibilities here: One, there's a chilling force upon this planet.