Synonyms for compel
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To compel one to an act is to secure its performance by the use of irresistible physical or moral force. Force implies primarily an actual physical process, absolutely subduing all resistance. Coerce implies the actual or potential use of so much force as may be necessary to secure the surrender of the will; the American secessionists contended that the Federal government had no right to coerce a State. Constrain implies the yielding of judgment and will, and in some cases of inclination or affection, to an overmastering power; as, "the love of Christ constraineth us," 2 Cor. v, 14. Compare DRIVE; INFLUENCE.
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The soldiers were compelled to desertion: preferably with the infinitive, compelled to desert.
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While his next appearance before the Legislature was delayed until late February, it is my full expectation that he provides answers by the time of his testimony, otherwise he can anticipate an unpleasant and uncomfortable hearing. Without answers by then, I will support a move to compel the information from DOH.
Today, I stood up for Upstate NY families who tragically lost 20 people in the tragic Schoharie County limo crash that could have been avoided had the FBI not turned a blind eye to the criminal actions of the driver – an FBI informant – and his company's long history of negligence. It is part of Congress' job to conduct proper oversight of the FBI's activities, and I will not hesitate to compel all FBI documents regarding the tragic Schoharie County limo crash with a Congressional subpoena next year in a Republican Majority.
The objective of this documentary is to keep JonBenet’s case in the spotlight, we hope it can keep memories fresh for people who may know anything. Maybe it can compel someone to come out and share information that they’ve been holding on to for 24 years.
You waited eight months before asking to compel arbitration, you requested and obtained substantive relief ... In those circumstances, why isn’t the right to arbitration, to the extent it exists, waived?
There is no one better suited to this new role than Jeff. His relentless pursuit of fresh, competitive stories driven by words, photos, video, data will compel an even higher level of distinctive journalism from this region.
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- подчинявам, насилвам, принуждавам, заставям, събирамBulgarian
- zwingen, nötigenGerman
- forzar, obligar, compelerSpanish
- pakottaa, [[periä]] [[väkisin]], ajaaFinnish
- ենթարկել, ստիպել, հարկադրել, պարտադրելArmenian
- qui nolentes cogeretLatin
- bedwingen, afdwingen, dwingen, bijeendrijven, samendrijvenDutch
- обязывать, вынудить, принудить, обязать, принуждать, заставить, заставлять, подчинять, вынуждать, собиратьRussian
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