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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To make or force someone to act.

Usage examples (31)
  • The words of an impassioned speech may compel action from those who are listening.
  • We compel all students to fill out this form
  • Compelling: does the idea compel you to explore it further?
  • A bill introduced in Congress this week would "compel" oil and natural gas companies to produce from federal lands they are leasing. for more
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