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What compels people to jump off buildings in the name of thrills?

How does their job affect their lives, and what compels men to pay for sex with seniors?

But religion also compels us to fight the unjust, prejudiced systems that cause and perpetuate that misfortune.

Thereafter, the government subpoenas one of the guests and compels her to testify about what X told her at the party.

Qais compels readers to see his country unfiltered, as it once was and now is, and not through a foreign lens.

And the Process or Method of study, if it be an Assimilating one, also compels this co-operation.

Now the practice of Interrogative Analysis compels such persons to interrogate—to propose questions—to think.

It compels the Intellect to stay with the senses and thereby it abolishes mind-wandering.

The length of several of the communications in our present Number compels us to postpone this week our Notes on Books, &c.

The Corn-law compels us to pay three times the value for a loaf of bread.


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to compels, such as: urge, oblige, necessitate, impel, constrain, and exact.

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