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1. compel

verb. ['kəmˈpɛl'] force somebody to do something.

Synonyms

  • coerce
  • impose
  • obligate
  • walk
  • apply
  • force
  • oblige
  • shame
  • condemn
  • have
  • squeeze
  • act
  • clamor
  • move
  • induce
  • enforce
  • thrust
  • get
  • make
  • stimulate
  • cause
  • pressure
  • hale

Antonyms

  • exempt
  • stay in place
  • ride
  • misbehave

Etymology

  • compellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • compellir (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Rhymes with Compel

  • antipersonell
  • industrielle
  • aix-la-chapelle
  • marcantel
  • mademoiselle
  • sanmiguel
  • materiel
  • jeanmichele
  • esquivel
  • esquibel
  • clientele
  • carrasquel
  • carbonell
  • anfal
  • ransdell
  • quesnel
  • postrelle
  • personnel
  • nepl
  • montiel
  • mirabel
  • lyondell
  • get-well
  • gabriele
  • futrell
  • frenzel
  • dantrell
  • cantrelle
  • cantrell
  • bracknell

How do you pronounce compel?

Pronounce compel as kəmˈpɛl.

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Sentences with compel


1. Verb, base form
In turn, this could compel you to lower your prices in order to not lose clients.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Circumstances which compel the co-borrower to acquire another FHA loan must make sense to the lender.

3. Verb, past tense
Buyers can also sue for specific performance, having a court compel the seller to sell the property.

Quotes about compel


1. That the stars guide us, but do not compel us. It is our free will that determines the outcome of all things. God does impose his will on us, rather he makes it known and allows us to choose if we will follow it.
- Kathleen McGowan, The Poet Prince

2. Thus, you see, he arrived at the same end, via supposed duty, that he was previously pledged to via interest. I fancy a good number of us, when any line of action will promote our own interest, can make ourselves believe that reasons exist which compel us to it as a duty.
- Elizabeth Gaskell, My Lady Ludlow and Other Stories

2. compel

verb. ['kəmˈpɛl'] necessitate or exact.

Synonyms

  • necessitate
  • demand
  • ask
  • require
  • need
  • involve
  • postulate
  • take

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • defy
  • civilian
  • pull

Etymology

  • compellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • compellir (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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