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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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Parry, out to impress his supporters left his effort to the last round, forcing the pace with fast combinations to head and body for a close majority win.
The new CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE), Ken Kutaragi, says that home entertainment devices, not PCs, are forcing the pace of technological change in the industry.
IVD companies devote 35% of revenues to R&D, significantly more than the pharmaceutical industry, underlining the driving force of technology innovation which is forcing the pace of change among players in the industry .
Our juniors Andrew Hill and Sean Moore lost out on points decisions to Kronk boxers David Ferrin and Niall Rooney after forcing the pace and having them on the back foot.
Noel Chance admits Looks Like Trouble will improve for the run, but he will be forcing the pace which sets the race up for Dorans Pride and Florida Pearl, much to the probable delight of the home crowd.
BERMUDA are forcing the pace at the head of the M&B Bedworth Ladies Clubs Games League as the season moves well into its second half.