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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

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take by force

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References in classic literature ?
It was forced upon me,' said Mortimer, 'because it was understood that we wanted a solicitor in the family.
It was sad to see him struggling between his desire to represent it to me as a matter of choice on his part, and his inability to conceal that it was forced upon him.
The next morning they started away, and as they were forced upon the parade ground we prisoners were marched from our quarters and lined up before them.
The horror that rushed over Adam completely mastered him, and forced upon him its own belief.
Destroy, as you have threatened, you United States, the ten million coolies we have forced upon your shores--why, the amount scarcely equals half of our excess birth rate for a year.
This necessary renovation was to be violently forced upon them, for in 1066 Duke William of Normandy landed at Pevensey with his army of adventurers and his ill-founded claim to the crown, and before him at Hastings fell the gallant Harold and his nobles.
Not a bit of it," said Sancho; "let your worship keep quiet, or else by the living God the deaf shall hear us; the lashes I pledged myself to must be voluntary and not forced upon me, and just now I have no fancy to whip myself; it is enough if I give you my word to flog and flap myself when I have a mind.
This view may seem at first exaggerated, but the more our so-called volitions and their causes are examined, the more it is forced upon us.
Was not this intimacy with the prisoner, in reality a very slight one, forced upon the prisoner in coaches, inns, and packets?
Strange feelings came over me, and thoughts, forced upon me by some secret power, whirled round and round my brain.
The idea of terrible energy thus forced upon him was new at every recurrence, and seemed to affect him as disagreeably, and with almost as much surprise, the hundredth time as the first.
These are `places,'" Mercier interposed, "created and forced upon us by the under-secretary for fine arts.
Journalists at the TV station joined a 24-hour picket, at the same time as their Scottish Television counterparts in Glasgow, in protest at compulsory redundancies and pay cuts forced upon them by Scottish Media Group.
The much-vaunted high savings rate of the Japanese was forced upon them because goods at home were priced artificially high.
Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, denounced the case as ``one of the most blatant political vindictive actions taken by the House of Representatives since Andrew Johnson's case was pushed through by the radical Republicans of his time and forced upon the Senate.