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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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The problem could arise as police forces hand over responsibility for escorting wide and abnormal roads on the roads of England and Wales.
The villagers torched a police station in the forested Kupwara region close to the de facto border with Pakistan to demand security forces hand over the bodies for identification and for burial, an unnamed officer said on Tuesday, Al-Jazeera reported.
A statement from the president's office on Thursday said the partial pull-out is an "appropriate" move as NATO forces hand over the war against the Taliban to the Afghan military.
Human rights campaigner Ann Clwyd wants to be in Iraq when coalition forces hand over power this month.
The Iraqi council lobbied against a stronger resolution, saying it preferred that the US-led forces hand over control directly to the Iraqis, without an interim UN administration.
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