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Synonyms for compelkəmˈpɛl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compel, oblige, obligate(verb)

    force somebody to do something

    Synonyms:
    oblige, accommodate, bind, obligate, compel, hold

  2. compel(verb)

    necessitate or exact

    Synonyms:
    oblige, obligate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. compel(v. a.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

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


Translations for compel

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • заставям, принуждавам, насилвам, подчинявам, събирамBulgarian
  • nutitCzech
  • nötigen, zwingenGerman
  • αναγκάζωGreek
  • devigiEsperanto
  • obligar, compeler, forzarSpanish
  • [[periä]] [[väkisin]], pakottaa, ajaaFinnish
  • obligerFrench
  • ենթարկել, ստիպել, հարկադրել, պարտադրելArmenian
  • לאלץHebrew
  • 강요하다Korean
  • afdwingen, bijeendrijven, samendrijven, bedwingen, dwingenDutch
  • tvingeNorwegian
  • forçarPortuguese
  • вынудить, принудить, обязывать, заставлять, подчинять, вынуждать, принуждать, собирать, заставить, обязатьRussian
  • tvingaSwedish

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