Meaning of FORCE in English



Function: verb


Synonyms: RAPE , defile, deflorate, deflower, outrage, ravish, spoil, violate

2 to cause a person or thing to yield to pressure FF1C; hunger forced him to steal the food FF1E;

Synonyms: coerce, compel, concuss, constrain, make, oblige, shotgun

Related Words: drive, impel, move; command, enjoin, order; demand, exact, require; press, pressure, sandbag; cause, occasion

Contrasted Words: blandish, cajole, coax, wheedle; get, induce, persuade, prevail; entice, inveigle, lure, seduce, tempt

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.