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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 periodicals archive ?
And that's that,'' Els said, not forcing the issue.
Bryan sensed his teammate's discomfort and began forcing the issue with aggressive play.
The girls are demanding it; they're forcing the issue,'' said Nancy Denincola, the NYS women's ice hockey coordinator for the U.
And when the House acts, it certainly will approve a different version of the bill, forcing the issue to a conference committee before a final vote in the House and Senate.