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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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Forget pinching your nose and forcing down foul-smelling algae soups a la Carol Vorderman.
Higher inflation or interest rates make the fixed payoff on bonds less attractive, forcing down prices to improve the yield.
Michnovicz suggests his research might overcome that hurdle with an indole-3-carbinol dietary supplement that would allow women to gain protection without forcing down the hated vegetables.
The force was successful in forcing down the number of vehicles stolen or broken into in the region.
The EU's immoral food policies encourage overproduction which, in the case of sugar, is dumped in the developing world, forcing down prices.
The moves, announced yesterday, are aimed at forcing down charges for cheque and credit card transactions and standing orders.