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Compel meaning

compel - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. To drive or urge with force, or irresistibly; to force; to constrain; to oblige; to necessitate, either by physical or moral force.
  2. 2. To take by force or violence; to seize; to exact; to extort.
  3. 3. To force to yield; to overpower; to subjugate.
  4. 4. To gather or unite in a crowd or company.
  5. 5. To call forth; to summon.
  6. 6. To make one yield or submit.
  7. 7. To drive by force; constrain.

compel - examples of usage

  1. With regard to Mr. Hamilton's report, again, I admit there is no time fixed for settlement, but I have already explained that we cannot compel the men to come until they like. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. We can't compel them to come. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. I never yet saw Mr. Leask compel a man in any way. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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