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Synonyms for force
fɔrs, foʊrs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. force(noun)

    a powerful effect or influence

    "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"

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

  2. force(noun)

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

    "force equals mass times acceleration"

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

  3. force, forcefulness, strength(noun)

    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"

    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, personnel(noun)

    group of people willing to obey orders

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

    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, force(noun)

    a unit that is part of some military service

    "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"

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

  6. violence, force(noun)

    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"

    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, force(noun)

    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"

    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. force(noun)

    a group of people having the power of effective action

    "he joined forces with a band of adventurers"

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

  9. effect, force(noun)

    (of a law) having legal validity

    "the law is still in effect"

    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, force(verb)

    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"

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

  11. coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force(verb)

    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"

    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, force(verb)

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

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

  13. push, force(verb)

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

    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, thrust(verb)

    impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably

    "She forced her diet fads on him"

    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, force(verb)

    squeeze like a wedge into a tight space

    "I squeezed myself into the corner"

    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, ram(verb)

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

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

    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, force(verb)

    cause to move by pulling

    "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"

    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. force(verb)

    do forcibly; exert force

    "Don't force it!"

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

  19. storm, force(verb)

    take by force

    "Storm the fort"

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

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.

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

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. force(n.)

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

  2. force(n.)

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

  3. force(n.)

    violence, compulsion, coercion, constraint, enforcement

  4. force(n.)

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

  5. force(v. a.)

    compel, coerce, constrain, necessitate

  6. force(v. a.)

    impel, drive, urge, press, clap

  7. force(v. a.)

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

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  1. Gregory Poling:

    What we've seen over and over in the last years, China is unwilling to risk activities that threaten deadly force, it is possible to deter them. We'll have to keep deterring them over and over. That is the test for next 10 to 15 years in this game of whack-a-mole until the Chinese decide that this is not the way to do international relations.

  2. John Richardson:

    We have to be sophisticated in how we approach this so that we don’t force any of our partners into an uncomfortable position where they have to make tradeoffs that are not in their best interest, we would hope to have an approach that would... include us a primary partner but not necessarily to the exclusion of other partners in the region.

  3. Philip Eure:

    We don't have a larger picture of what's happening in these force encounters. This is a small window, but it's incomplete by virtue of NYPD not requiring (adequate reporting).

  4. President Petro Poroshenko:

    No political force should have, and will not have, any kind of armed cells. No political organization has the right to establish ... criminal groups.

  5. Steve Warren:

    We’re confident the Air Force will do everything it needs to do to fulfill its Title 10 requirements.

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