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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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An air cushion (air gap) is generated between forcers 3 and stators 1.
The increases apply to government employees, teachers, police, members of the armed forcers as well as those employed on a temporary basis or under contract.
Furthermore, these motors lend themselves to productivity-doubling applications with two independent Forcers operating on a single Thrust Rod.
Two Forcers can be mounted on single Thrust Rod to double productivity.
The forcers then accelerate rapidly and, when synchronized with the web, the heating element switches on to seal the zips into place.
The developments signalled a serious setback to attempts by the pro-democracy forcers around Mr Kostunica to impose full authority over key levels of power in Yugoslavia.
Thomas Corns sums it up best when he writes: "Milton needs a society thus tolerant of heterodoxy and heresy in part because his own theology of salvation probably is, in Calvinist terms, a heresy, and he needs an intellectual environment permissive of innovation and deviancy as the prerequisite for the free operation of a mind and sensibility which are already pushing against the limitations imposed by those new forcers of conscience currently coming into their own" (48).
Colonel Juma al-Jumaili said that the army troops, backed by popular forcers, claimed the lives of more than 23 ISIL terrorists in Anbar, and succeeded in liberating al-Janabyin area.
Description : Contribute to the development and implementation of a more comprehensive and sustainable Low Emissions Development Strategy (LEDS) for Mexico through an integrated assessment of short-lived climate forcers (SLCF), and the development and demonstration of targeted SLCF mitigation policies
Other particles released by ship engines also rank high among important short-lived climate forcers, and this study estimates their combined global warming impact potential.