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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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After a dreadful first- half the Cheshire side forced the pace and Rodney Jacks struck the foot of a post before Steve Jones saw Simon Rea clear his shot off the line.
Then, in the run up to the 1994 elections which brought Nelson Mandela to power, explosive tensions forced the pace of change.
In the second half Donard forced the pace but United stood firm and should have increased their advantage several times.
The second period was a different story as Sutton forced the pace with both Nathan Moran and Mykel Beckley being kept at bay by Stourbridge goalkeeper Lewis Solly.
Southpaw Romaeo occasionally left himself open to right crosses, but he forced the pace with two-handed combinations to head and body, finishing with his customary somersault after his unanimous points win.
Davidson and Walton forced the pace all night, attacking at any opportunity.
Colwyn forced the pace and but for Walsh they would have increased their advantage.