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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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We're confronted with a couple of possibilities here: One, there's a chilling force upon this planet.
It is worthwhile certainly to trace out Shakespearean sources, but it appears to me questionable to attempt to force upon them social and political meanings that would have baffled the Bard.
One fact that has become crystal clear to this author over the past five years is the absolute and incontrovertible erosion of the quality and work ethic of the work force upon which the long-term care industry must increasingly rely.
This case does not relate to the ongoing dispute between ASCAP and dance teachers regarding license fees for clasroom use of copyrighted music that ASCAP tries to force upon teachers who use recorded music in their studios.
HEBL will lease the housing units to the Air Force upon completion.
The primary role of top management in modern casting marketing should be to exert a positive, supportive and controlling force upon overall marketing strategy and performance, but not get involved in the day-to-day operations and decisions.
Co CBI's ability to effectively utilize Mimotopes' existing sales force upon closing of the transaction; and
Section 3 of HB 4544 states that "carnapping is the taking, with intent to gain, of a motor vehicle belonging to another without the latter's consent, or by means of violence against or intimidation of persons, or by using force upon things.
The present law will enter into force upon its publication, said the press service of the President of Kyrgyzstan.