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tr.v. com·pelled, com·pel·ling, com·pels
1. To force (a person) to do something; drive or constrain: The court compelled the company to pay full restitution. My conscience compels me to speak out. See Synonyms at force.
2. To necessitate or require, as by force of circumstance; demand: Growing riots compelled the evacuation of the embassy.
3. To exert a strong, irresistible force on; sway: "The land, in a certain, very real way, compels the minds of the people" (Barry Lopez).
[Middle English compellen, from Latin compellere : com-, com- + pellere, to drive; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]
vb (tr) , -pels, -pelling or -pelled
1. to cause (someone) by force (to be or do something)
2. to obtain by force; exact: to compel obedience.
3. to overpower or subdue
4. archaic to herd or drive together
[C14: from Latin compellere to drive together, from com- together + pellere to drive]
v.t. -pelled, -pel•ling.
1. to force or drive, esp. to a course of action: His unruliness compels us to dismiss him.
2. to secure or bring about by force or power: to compel obedience.
3. Archaic. to drive together; unite by force; herd.
[1350–1400; < Anglo-French, Old French compellir « Latin compellere to crowd, force <com- + pellere to push, drive]
syn: compel, impel agree in the idea of forcing someone to be or do something. compel implies an external force; it may be a persuasive urging from another person or a constraining reason or circumstance: Bad health compelled him to resign. impel suggests an internal motivation deriving either from a moral constraint or personal feeling: Guilt impelled him to offer money.
Past participle: compelled
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|Verb||1.||compel - force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form"|
cause, induce, stimulate, make, get, have - cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa"
walk - make walk; "He walks the horse up the mountain"; "Walk the dog twice a day"
coerce, force, hale, pressure, squeeze - 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"
clamor - compel someone to do something by insistent clamoring; "They clamored the mayor into building a new park"
condemn - compel or force into a particular state or activity; "His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence"
shame - compel through a sense of shame; "She shamed him into making amends"
|2.||compel - necessitate or exact; "the water shortage compels conservation"|
necessitate, need, require, call for, demand, postulate, involve, ask, take - require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"
compel(kəmˈpel) – past tense past participle comˈpelled – verb
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