- 1. coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force, compel, oblige, obligate
- usage: 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"
- 2. impel, force, cause, do, make
- usage: urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
- 3. push, force, move, displace
- usage: move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
- 4. force, thrust, compel, oblige, obligate
- usage: impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him"
- 5. wedge, squeeze, force, move, displace
- usage: squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"
- 6. force, drive, ram, thrust
- usage: force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad"
- 7. pull, draw, force, move, displace
- usage: cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
- 8. force, act, move
- usage: do forcibly; exert force; "Don't force it!"
- 9. storm, force, penetrate, perforate
- usage: take by force; "Storm the fort"
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- 1. forced
- usage: produced by or subjected to forcing; "forced-air heating"; "furnaces of the forced-convection type"; "forced convection in plasma generators"
- 2. forced, involuntary (vs. voluntary), nonvoluntary, unvoluntary
- usage: forced or compelled; "promised to abolish forced labor"
- 3. forced, unscheduled (vs. scheduled)
- usage: made necessary by an unexpected situation or emergency; "a forced landing"
- 4. constrained, forced, strained, affected (vs. unaffected), unnatural
- usage: lacking spontaneity; not natural; "a constrained smile"; "forced heartiness"; "a strained smile"
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