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Synonyms for compel
kəmˈpɛlcom·pel

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 3 votes

  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 Antonyms4.0 / 4 votes

  1. compel

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

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

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 3 votes

  1. compel, oblige, obligateverb

    force somebody to do something

    "We compel all students to fill out this form"

    Synonyms:
    oblige, accommodate, bind, obligate, hold

  2. compelverb

    necessitate or exact

    "the water shortage compels conservation"

    Synonyms:
    oblige, obligate

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. compelverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. compelverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "compel":

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

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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How to use compel in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Kristen Waggoner:

    Colorado has weaponized its law to silence speech it disagrees with, to compel speech it approves of, and to punish anyone who dares to dissent, colorado’s law — and others like it — are a clear and present danger to every American’s constitutionally protected freedoms and the very existence of a diverse and free nation.

  3. State John Sullivan:

    We invite others to join the international effort to demand and compel an immediate end to China's horrific campaign of repression, history will judge the international community for how we respond to this attack on human rights and fundamental freedoms.

  4. Mitt Romney:

    The courts are not going to say that you can compel a person running for office to release their tax returns.

  5. Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya:

    We should not see it as something that will damage the old taxi industry, but merely to offer better services and compel them to modernize and innovate.


Translations for compel

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  • تجبرArabic
  • подчинявам, насилвам, принуждавам, заставям, събирамBulgarian
  • nutitCzech
  • zwingen, nötigenGerman
  • αναγκάζωGreek
  • devigiEsperanto
  • forzar, obligar, compelerSpanish
  • pakottaa, [[periä]] [[väkisin]], ajaaFinnish
  • obligerFrench
  • ենթարկել, ստիպել, հարկադրել, պարտադրելArmenian
  • לאלץHebrew
  • 강요하다Korean
  • qui nolentes cogeretLatin
  • bedwingen, afdwingen, dwingen, bijeendrijven, samendrijvenDutch
  • tvingeNorwegian
  • forçarPortuguese
  • обязывать, вынудить, принудить, обязать, принуждать, заставить, заставлять, подчинять, вынуждать, собиратьRussian
  • tvingaSwedish
  • บังคับThai
  • צווינגעןYiddish
  • 迫使Chinese

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