compel[ kuhm-pel ]SEE DEFINITION OF compel
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMPEL
Send an army into Attica, and compel the Athenians to withdraw their forces from Potidaea.
Will you then ostracize the South and compel the abolition of slavery?
If he does not mind being whipped, there is nothing to compel him to work for his master.
No one shall ever compel me to paint a picture again with so much labour.
These laws surround us and compel us; sometimes they wound us.
Do not you, who blame my friends for endeavouring to compel me, yourself seek to compel.
In Washington a House committee was striving still to compel arbitration.
You say too much; and compel me to tell you that you merit my highest esteem.
Her unparallel'd rudeness shall not compel me to leave the house, till I please.
The resolution to which he had come was to compel Clotilde to give her word.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COMPEL
- act on
- be in action
- bring about
- carry on
- get results
- produce a result