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adverb as in forcibly

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In 2015, president Barack Obama advocated for voting to become compulsory in the US, on the grounds that it would “counteract money” in politics and increase the say of younger, more diverse, more progressive voters.

From Quartz

One concern is that the band members still need to complete the two years of compulsory military service required of all South Korean men.

From Fortune

So we haven’t historically made registration automatic nor have we made the act of voting compulsory.

From Vox

Public health officials cite the high public acceptance of restrictions, such as compulsory mask wearing in stores and on public transportation.

From Ozy

I think we should make it compulsory that something can be repaired — say, the right to repair instead of the right to buy.

The intellect is thus kept compulsorily and delightfully occupied from the start to the finish.

We have both voluntarily and compulsorily cut off the production of goods which are unnecessary for war purposes.

To enable a company to take the land of a private man compulsorily a private Act of Parliament was necessary.

We employed private teachers for the children, at the hours not compulsorily absorbed by the public.

Because owing to the urgent need for fighting men, the standard of fitness was compulsorily low.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to compulsorily, such as: by force, imperatively, and with force.

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