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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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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.
At Doncaster he saw plenty of daylight and got caught a bit wide, while his last run at Lingfield can also be forgiven as I'm pretty sure forcing the pace over 7f is not his game.
On Saturday, Richard is booked for another Maktoum-owned horse Annus Mirabilis who, like Maroof, will be forcing the pace in the King George to help another Godolphin runner Classic Cliche, winner of the Ascot Gold Cup on his latest start.
The Jigsaw Man has won five of his seven races by forcing the pace and he is likely to do so again on his chasing debut when he takes on three rivals in the Frances Griffiths Memorial Novices' Chase (7.
Gallantry barely stays 1m, so it isn't all that surprising that he has faded out of contention on his last two starts, especially as he has been forcing the pace.
Jockey bookings suggest that Colm O'Donoghue's mount, King Of Rome, is the stable's main hope, but Hindu Kush should not be underestimated in view of his sterling effort in fourth behind Conduit after forcing the pace in the St Leger.
Probably hasn't been suited by forcing the pace either and no surprise to see more patient ride