Synonyms for forcing
- bear down
- bear hard on
- bring pressure to bear upon
- pin down
- put screws to
- put squeeze on
Antonyms for forcing
- leave alone
- let go
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORCING
One could think of oneself as knowing God, and be aware of no forcing of the note.
With great difficulty and tremor they succeeded in forcing the door.
"Well, you are wiser than I am," said Lumley, forcing a smile.
It was like resisting a dumb spirit and forcing the words from my lips.
Who among them had seen him, since the forcing of the doors?
She is silly, and it ends by their making fun of her and forcing her to show how she can swim.
“I want to talk to you,” said she, forcing me into a deep easy-chair.
"I have, indeed," said Pauline, starting up and forcing a smile.
She turned slowly in her chair, forcing herself to face him.
She has only—well, Emile, the aunt only succeeded in forcing one lover on her.
c.1300, "physical strength," from Old French force (12c.) "force, strength, courage, fortitude; violence, power, compulsion," from Vulgar Latin *fortia (cf. Spanish fuerza, Italian forza), noun use of neuter plural of Latin fortis "strong" (see fort). Meaning "body of armed men, army" first recorded late 14c. (also in Old French). Physics sense is from 1660s; force field attested by 1920.