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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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When employed operationally, Reserve Component costs are on a par with Active Components; however, reserve forces are capable of dwelling at a much lower expense when requirements allow for reduced operational tempo.
Important developments that provide the foundation for today's operational reserve can also be attributed to policies and practices established within DOD during the past decade that aimed to support Reserve forces, strengthen and sustain them, and keep them relevant to current and future national security requirements.
Nearly 10 million square feet of Operation Iraqi Freedom cargo was deployed or redeployed on Ready Reserve Force vessels as of September 2004, according to Janet Noel, the Military Sealift Command's liaison officer at the SDDC Operations Center.
The combination of Military Sealift Command, the Ready Reserve Force, and U.
The Minister mentioned the idea of a reserve force at Progressive Democrats meeting last Monday.
Facilities development firm receives Patriot Award for support of National Guard and Reserve Forces
The Mayor of Gasabo District, Willy Ndizeye commended the RDF Reserve Force for their commitment in providing the shelter in a short period to vulnerable groups in the District.
Air Force Reserve planners are designing an organization that will serve as the single path to request and receive, as well as oversee and deliver, Air Force Reserve forces and capability.
Mobilization has become even more commonplace for the Reserve force since Sept.
The Basij is the mobilization force, sort of a lightly trained reserve force that can be called up in time of need, with the main "need" being domestic unrest.
The Reserve Force and Cadet Association for the North of England will put on the Tattoo to mark the 100th anniversary and also pay tribute to all TA soldiers from the North East, past and present.
Following Senate confirmation in October 2003, Admiral Cotton took a leave of absence from American Airlines to serve as Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander, Navy Reserve Force.
MICHAEL McDowell is pressing ahead with a Garda Reserve Force.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) operations in time of war or national emergency depend on sizeable reserve force involvement and DOD expects future use of the reserve force to remain high.
General Robert Sennewald, USA, agreed after the Gulf War that Reserve force call-ups "involved hometown America and helped generate a feeling of support for our Armed Forces not seen since World War II.