bulldoze (informal) coerce, constrain, dragoon, drive, enforce, exact, force, hustle (slang) impel, make, necessitate, oblige, railroad (informal) restrain, squeeze, urge
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compel ( compels 3rd person present) ( compelling present participle) ( compelled past tense & past participle )
1 verb If a situation, a rule, or a person compels you to do something, they force you to do it.
...the introduction of legislation to compel cyclists to wear a helmet... V n to-inf
Local housing authorities have been compelled by the housing crisis to make offers of sub-standard accommodation. V n to-inf
2 If you feel compelledto do something, you feel that you must do it, because it is the right thing to do.
feel compelled phrase V inflects, PHR to-inf
I felt morally compelled to help.
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