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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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In addition, to forcing the issue on both ends of the floor they were able to get Carmelo Anthony into early foul trouble.
While they may not be familiar with specific green building standards, with a majority of owners implementing some type of energy efficiency design in the past year it is obvious that LEED is forcing the issue of energy efficiency," said Darr Hashempour, vice president of energy solutions at PinnacleOne.
And it's not just Clinton and Maromoleo who are forcing the issue.
The real estate boom of the past several years has increased demands on commercial real estate lending systems to cope with new business and regulatory requirements and to replace manual processes and tracking procedures, forcing the issue of systems automation," said John Shain, president of AFS.
Legging out a hit, an unexpected bunt, taking an extra base, stealing, pushing, forcing the issue, and then finally, coming up with the clutch hit.