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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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The ultra-low-force materials testing machine, the FlexTester, measures the mechanical properties of materials at forces down to 0.
This manufacturer of integrated materials testing systems has introduced an ultra low force materials testing machine for measuring the mechanical properties of materials at forces down to 0.
This specific configuration results in the capability of applying very low forces down to 15 g while also supporting forces of up to 200 kg.
Iraqi forces down two US Apache helicopters near the village of Abu Mustafe, north of Al Hillah, and force 30 other helicopters in their brigade back to their base.
They took gas cylinders and stones to the roofs of the building and threw them at the police forces down the street, thus inflecting heavy human damage on the military and police forces guarding the area," he said.
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