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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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While the Netherlands exports cut flowers to both markets, the majority are grown from imported dry bulbs in the winter and spring by local forcers.
The conference will introduce the concept of shorter-lived climate forcers.
Wheelhouse Antiques are regulars from Weymouth with a host of quirky country and garden items from rhubarb forcers to butter prints.
Then suddenly in the middle of the night we came to know that RAF and other forcers were coming in a breaking up the crowd and demolishing the pandal.
Former IPCC lead author Ole John Nielson of the University of Copenhagen also emphasized short-lived climate forcers as a key target of climate policies.
The increases apply to government employees, teachers, police, members of the armed forcers as well as those employed on a temporary basis or under contract.
You'll be pleased with your efforts if you plant a hotch-potch of colour and shape and position eye-catching punctuation marks such as pots on pedestals, rhubarb forcers and tripods clothed with climbers or a picturesque scarecrow through the bed.
The forcers then accelerate rapidly and, when synchronized with the web, the heating element switches on to seal the zips into place.