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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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Bank lenders, the near-term maturity of whose facilities has forced the issue of a restructuring, have been reluctant to share collateral with the bondholders identified in the exchange offer.
Gillespie then forced the issue with a double steal Hurricanes catcher Greg Lovelady thwarted by throwing out Barre at third.
Bryant opened this series guarding Damon Stoudamire, but Pippen forced the issue by punishing the Lakers with 21 points and 11 rebounds in Game 2.
So were several people behind the scenes, most notably Grace Collins, an assistant athletic director in charge of the department's finances, and Louanne Kennedy, the school's interim president, who forced the issue when she took over last summer.