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com·pel

compel

 
 
pronunciation:
km pel
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part of speech: verb
inflections: compels, compelling, compelled
definition: to force or drive to do something.
His violent actions compelled the teacher to call the police.
synonyms:
force, pressure, push, urge
similar words:
drive, hustle, make, press, shove
derivations: compellable (adj.), compellably (adv.), compeller (n.)
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