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Definitions of compel

  1. To urge irresistibly; to oblige; to force. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To drive or urge on forcibly: to oblige:-pr.p. compelling; pa.p. compelled. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To drive by force; constrain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To urge irresistibly; constrain; coerce; force; obtain by force. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To drive or urge with force, or irresistibly; to force; to constrain; to oblige; to necessitate, either by physical or moral force. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. To take by force or violence; to seize; to exact; to extort. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. To force to yield; to overpower; to subjugate. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. To gather or unite in a crowd or company. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To call forth; to summon. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To make one yield or submit. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To use compulsion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. To drive or urge with force irresistibly; to force; to oblige; to constrain; to overpower; to gather together. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To force; to oblige; to constrain. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Compelling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Compelled. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for compel

  1. But he recognized the necessity of rest for brains other than his own, and in all kindly ways sought to secure and even to compel it. – Recollections of a Varied Life by George Cary Eggleston
  2. Night overtook us while we were engaged in the work, and watch and watch we continued it, lest a gale might spring up and compel us to abandon our prize before it was all secured. – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
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