View definitions for compelled


adjective as in answerable

adjective as in managed

adjective as in obligated

adjective as in obliged

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County officials made moves in two separate lawsuits this week in which Voice of San Diego is seeking to compel them to release information under the California Records Act related to its handling of the public health crisis.

While officials have said they aren’t targeting the amount that Apple charges, the focus on the payment system could also compel Apple to offer alternative payments providers to developers.

From Fortune

The startling surge has compelled new efforts in some parts of the country to slow the rampant virus.

These new rules would, among other things, prevent self-preferential treatment and compel the largest technology companies to share data with competitors.

I am compelled to see people individually and to value their specific stories.

She felt compelled to come forward because the allegations in that case seem similar to her own regarding Cosby.

And, de Blasio told reporters he felt compelled to make a particular statement.

As a former arts teacher, she feels compelled to help the now-hysterical young boy.

Creator Rod Serling was compelled by the need “not to just entertain but to enlighten.”

But now many of the rich feel compelled to “make a difference.”

He couldn't sell them; he couldn't burn them; he was even compelled to insure them, to his intense disgust.

She set off down Trafalgar Road in the mist and the rain, glad that she had been compelled to walk.

Before daybreak we had ridden five and twenty miles, but had been compelled to abandon two more guns.

Tatham says, "Even the tavern keepers were compelled to exchange a dinner for a few pounds of tobacco."

The weapons, the most unusual weapons, we are reluctantly compelled to accept under protest.


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On this page you'll find 307 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to compelled, such as: accountable, amenable, liable, obligated, obliged, and bound.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.