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Synonyms for force
fɔrs, foʊrsforce

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. force

    An army is an organized body of men armed for war, ordinarily considerable in numbers, always independent in organization so far as not to be a constituent part of any other command. Organization, unity, and independence, rather than numbers are the essentials of an army. We speak of the invading army of Cortes or Pizarro, tho either body was contemptible in numbers from a modern military standpoint. We may have a little army, a large army, or a vast army. Host is used for any vast and orderly assemblage; as, the stars are called the heavenly host. Multitude expresses number without order or organization; a multitude of armed men is not an army, but a mob. Legion (from the Latin) and phalanx (from the Greek) are applied by a kind of poetic license to modern forces; the plural legions is preferred to the singular. Military is a general word for land-forces; the military may include all the armed soldiery of a nation, or the term may be applied to any small detached company, as at a fort, in distinction from civilians. Any organized body of men by whom the law or will of a people is executed is a force; the word is a usual term for the police of any locality.

    Synonyms:
    armament, army, array, forces, host, legions, military, multitude, phalanx, soldiers, soldiery, troops

Princeton's WordNet

  1. forcenoun

    a powerful effect or influence

    "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"

    Synonyms:
    force play, military group, effect, military unit, violence, strength, power, force out, force-out, forcefulness, military force, personnel

  2. forcenoun

    (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity

    "force equals mass times acceleration"

    Synonyms:
    force play, military group, effect, military unit, violence, strength, power, force out, force-out, forcefulness, military force, personnel

  3. force, forcefulness, strengthnoun

    physical energy or intensity

    "he hit with all the force he could muster"; "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale"; "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man"

    Synonyms:
    power, long suit, military posture, military strength, military group, durability, military force, intensity level, force play, strength, military capability, violence, effectiveness, effect, specialty, force out, speciality, posture, potency, persuasiveness, metier, intensity, strong point, force-out, strong suit, personnel, forcefulness, military unit, forte, enduringness, lastingness

  4. force, personnelnoun

    group of people willing to obey orders

    "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"

    Synonyms:
    force play, military group, effect, military unit, violence, strength, power, personnel department, staff office, force out, force-out, forcefulness, personnel office, military force, personnel

  5. military unit, military force, military group, forcenoun

    a unit that is part of some military service

    "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"

    Synonyms:
    force play, military group, effect, military unit, violence, strength, power, force out, force-out, forcefulness, military force, personnel

  6. violence, forcenoun

    an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)

    "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"

    Synonyms:
    power, military unit, furiousness, military group, vehemence, military force, force play, strength, ferocity, violence, effect, wildness, force out, fierceness, fury, force-out, personnel, forcefulness

  7. power, forcenoun

    one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority

    "the mysterious presence of an evil power"; "may the force be with you"; "the forces of evil"

    Synonyms:
    world power, ability, exponent, index, major power, great power, might, military group, tycoon, military force, force play, strength, magnate, top executive, violence, effect, business leader, powerfulness, mightiness, power, baron, big businessman, superpower, force out, mogul, office, force-out, personnel, forcefulness, military unit, king

  8. forcenoun

    a group of people having the power of effective action

    "he joined forces with a band of adventurers"

    Synonyms:
    force play, military group, effect, military unit, violence, strength, power, force out, force-out, forcefulness, military force, personnel

  9. effect, forcenoun

    (of a law) having legal validity

    "the law is still in effect"

    Synonyms:
    power, consequence, military unit, event, military group, core, force out, military force, force play, strength, gist, violence, effect, result, burden, essence, outcome, force-out, upshot, personnel, forcefulness, issue, impression

  10. force out, force-out, force play, forceverb

    a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base

    "the shortstop got the runner at second on a force"

    Synonyms:
    military group, effect, military unit, force play, strength, force-out, force out, power, forcefulness, military force, violence, personnel

  11. coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, forceverb

    to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"

    "He squeezed her for information"

    Synonyms:
    draw, storm, blackjack, pressure, crush, thrust, rack, ram, hale, press, blackmail, twitch, gouge, tweet, embrace, impel, shove, twinge, compress, hug, drive, constrict, cart, contract, extort, stuff, squeeze, squash, compact, pinch, drag, wring, mash, coerce, push, bosom, wedge, squelch, pull, haul

  12. impel, forceverb

    urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate

    Synonyms:
    pressure, hale, coerce, squeeze, storm, push, impel, wedge, thrust, ram, propel, pull, draw, drive

  13. push, forceverb

    move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"

    Synonyms:
    fight, tug, ram, promote, agitate, hale, crusade, drive, advertise, thrust, draw, campaign, pull, coerce, storm, squeeze, pressure, wedge, labor, labour, crowd, impel, press, bear on, advertize, push

  14. force, thrustverb

    impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably

    "She forced her diet fads on him"

    Synonyms:
    stuff, throw, pressure, hale, drive, coerce, thrust, draw, push up, shove, storm, squeeze, pull, hurtle, wedge, ram, hurl, impel, lunge, pierce, push

  15. wedge, squeeze, forceverb

    squeeze like a wedge into a tight space

    "I squeezed myself into the corner"

    Synonyms:
    extort, draw, storm, stick, pressure, crush, thrust, rack, ram, hale, press, twitch, gouge, tweet, embrace, impel, shove, twinge, compress, hug, drive, lodge, contract, deposit, stuff, squeeze, squash, compact, pinch, wring, mash, coerce, push, bosom, wedge, squelch, pull, constrict

  16. force, drive, ramverb

    force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically

    "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad"

    Synonyms:
    tug, pressure, force back, thrust, get, ram, crash, hale, jam, take, impel, repel, cram, aim, storm, pull, drive, coerce, ride, pound, chock up, wad, ram down, labour, motor, squeeze, push, repulse, draw, labor, wedge, jampack, push back, beat back

  17. pull, draw, forceverb

    cause to move by pulling

    "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"

    Synonyms:
    absorb, take in, pressure, suck up, pull in, attract, get, overstretch, thread, quarter, ram, string, perpetrate, pull back, commit, depict, guide, describe, drag, disembowel, thrust, suck, delineate, deplumate, rive, make, hale, soak up, tie, cast, storm, pull, get out, take out, drive, coerce, draw and quarter, root for, push, sop up, puff, reap, draw out, pass, squeeze, pluck, imbibe, impel, deplume, pull up, line, withdraw, pull out, draw, draw off, wedge, run, tear, rend, trace, extract, draw in, rip, displume, take up, eviscerate

  18. forceverb

    do forcibly; exert force

    "Don't force it!"

    Synonyms:
    thrust, pressure, hale, coerce, squeeze, storm, push, impel, wedge, ram, pull, draw, drive

  19. storm, forceverb

    take by force

    "Storm the fort"

    Synonyms:
    ramp, pressure, hale, drive, coerce, thrust, draw, storm, squeeze, pull, rage, surprise, wedge, ram, impel, push

Editors Contribution

  1. pressure

    strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement

    "he was thrown backward by the force of the explosion"

    Submitted by anonymous on April 2, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. forcenoun

    Synonyms:
    strength (regarded as active), power, might, energy, vigor

  2. forcenoun

    Synonyms:
    efficacy, efficiency, potency, validity, cogency, virtue, agency

  3. forcenoun

    Synonyms:
    violence, compulsion, coercion, constraint, enforcement

  4. forcenoun

    Synonyms:
    army, troop, legion, host, squadron, phalanx, regiment

  5. forceverb

    Synonyms:
    compel, coerce, constrain, necessitate

  6. forceverb

    Synonyms:
    impel, drive, urge, press, clap

  7. forceverb

    Synonyms:
    ravish, violate, debauch, constuprate, deflour, commit a rape on

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  1. Ylva Johansson:

    There is a significant risk more people will enter the shadow economy and it is very, very serious, this is why it is important that we intensify efforts to send home those who cannot stay here, preferably voluntarily, but if necessary by force.

  2. Dipayan Ghosh:

    I think there is some era of retaliation here, where,' Hey, if you're going to do this to our companies — shut us out or force us to localize — then we're going to do it to you as well,'.

  3. Karen Charrington:

    With hindering prosecution, you usually need to provide some criminal assistance to a person that has committed a felony, but for someone to tell an officer, ‘ Karen Charrington can't come in,' and they don't want to answer questions – Karen Charrington have that full right to remain silent to police officers. Karen Charrington’re not obligated to tell the officers what happened in a crime. Lauren Pazienza being led into a New York City courthouse on March 22, 2022. ( Curtis Means) Lauren Pazienza being led into a New York City courthouse on March 22, 2022( Curtis Means) After allegedly shoving Barbara Gustern to Barbara Gustern death, Pazienza stayed in the area for more than 20 minutes, according to The DA. NYC SOCIALITE ACCUSED IN ELDERLY SHOVE DEATH BULLIED CLASSMATES IN SCHOOL Surveillance footage reviewed by the DA captured Pazienza getting into a fight with a man believed to be her fiancé about seven minutes after the shove, then watching as an ambulance arrived at the location. About half an hour after the attack, Pazienza and her fiancé allegedly entered Penn Station and took the subway back to their shared condo in Astoria, Queens. Building where Lauren Pazienza and Lauren Pazienza fiancé reside in Queens, New York( Fox News Digital / Rebecca Rosenberg) It wasn't until six days later Lauren Pazienza fled New York City on March 16 after Barbara Gustern succumbed to Barbara Gustern injuries. Lauren Pazienza's parents' home in Port Jefferson, New York( Fox News Digital Digital/Rebecca Rosenberg) MARCH 10 : Barbara Gustern shoved to the ground in Manhattan MARCH 15 : Barbara Gustern dies. Lauren Pazienza cause of death ruled to blunt-force trauma to the head MARCH 16 : Pazienza reportedly flees to parents' home on Long Island as she apparently deleted her social media MARCH 17 : Pazienza allegedly stopped using her cellphone and hid it at her aunt's house MARCH 19 : NYPD received anonymous tip on Pazienza MARCH 21 : NYPD turned away from Pazienza family home MARCH 22 : Pazienza retains attorney and surrenders in Manhattan Lauren Pazienza's mug shot.

  4. Mickey Mehta:

    Alone you may be powerful but together you are a force. Being connected to as many moving forward, uplifting as many on your way up, makes this world more inclusive, wholesome and more harmonious. Let your connections be channelized, remain connected flourish and get MickeyMized.

  5. Thae Yong-ho:

    I really doubt whether America can force Kim Jong Un to accept the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization (CVID) principle, for North Korea, if they accept the CVID then that's the end of the North Korean system.


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