1. compel, oblige, obligate, induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make

usage: force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form"

2. compel, necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand

usage: necessitate or exact; "the water shortage compels conservation"


1. compelling, powerful (vs. powerless)

usage: driving or forcing; "compelling ambition"

2. compelling, persuasive (vs. dissuasive)

usage: tending to persuade by forcefulness of argument; "new and compelling evidence"

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