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Synonyms for compel
kəmˈpɛl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compel, oblige, obligate(verb)

    force somebody to do something

    "We compel all students to fill out this form"

    Synonyms:
    oblige, accommodate, bind, obligate, hold

  2. compel(verb)

    necessitate or exact

    "the water shortage compels conservation"

    Synonyms:
    oblige, obligate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. compel

    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.

    See synonyms for HINDER.

    Synonyms:
    coerce, constrain, drive, force, make, necessitate, oblige

    Preposition:
    The soldiers were compelled to desertion: preferably with the infinitive, compelled to desert.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. compel

    Synonyms:
    force, oblige, drive, constrain, necessitate, make, coerce, bind

    Antonyms:
    persuade, convince, coax, allure, egg, induce, tempt, seduce, acquit, cozen, liberate, release

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. compel(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    force, oblige, constrain, coerce, drive, necessitate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. compel(v)

    Synonyms:
    force, make, constrain, oblige, necessitate, coerce, drive, dragoon, overpower

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    oblige, coerce, force, require, obligate, impose, bind

How to pronounce compel?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say compel in sign language?

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How to use compel in a sentence?

  1. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler:

    I am particularly concerned about reports that documents relevant to the Special Counsel investigation were sent outside the White House, waving applicable privileges, to this end, I have asked House Judiciary Committee to authorize me to issue subpoenas, if necessary, to compel the production of documents and testimony.

  2. Andy Zlotnick:

    I used to say what's it going to take -- a fan to die before major league owners and the commissioner finally do something ? what will compel them to... extend the netting down the line ? Well, of course, last year a fan died and they said nothing and, up until now, they've done nothing and now this poor little girl got hurt.

  3. Human Rights Watch:

    Afghan journalists face threats from all sides: government officials exploiting weak legal protections to intimidate reporters and editors to compel them not to cover controversial topics; the Taliban and other insurgent groups using threats and violence to compel reporting they consider favorable; and police and justice officials letting threats, assaults and even murders go uninvestigated and unprosecuted.

  4. Aisha Alhassan:

    Agonized Chibok parents have been to visit Agonized Chibok parents here. Agonized Chibok parents gave government consent for Agonized Chibok parents to be here, we didn't compel anybody. We also asked each girl individually what she wants and every month we assemble Agonized Chibok parents and ask Agonized Chibok parents if Agonized Chibok parents want to go back home.

  5. Schopenhauer:

    Faith is like love, it cannot be forced. Therefore it is a dangerous operation if an attempt be made to introduce or bind it by state regulations; for, as the attempt to force love begets hatred, so also to compel religious belief produces rank unbelief.


Translations for compel

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  • تجبرArabic
  • заставям, принуждавам, насилвам, подчинявам, събирамBulgarian
  • nutitCzech
  • nötigen, zwingenGerman
  • αναγκάζωGreek
  • devigiEsperanto
  • obligar, compeler, forzarSpanish
  • [[periä]] [[väkisin]], pakottaa, ajaaFinnish
  • obligerFrench
  • ենթարկել, ստիպել, հարկադրել, պարտադրելArmenian
  • לאלץHebrew
  • 강요하다Korean
  • qui nolentes cogeretLatin
  • afdwingen, bijeendrijven, samendrijven, bedwingen, dwingenDutch
  • tvingeNorwegian
  • forçarPortuguese
  • вынудить, принудить, обязывать, заставлять, подчинять, вынуждать, принуждать, собирать, заставить, обязатьRussian
  • tvingaSwedish
  • บังคับThai
  • צווינגעןYiddish
  • 迫使Chinese

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