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    force - Dictionary definition and meaning for word force

    Definition
    (noun) a powerful effect or influence
    Example Sentence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
    Definition
    (noun) (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    Example Sentence
    • force equals mass times acceleration
    Definition
    (noun) physical energy or intensity
    Synonyms : forcefulness , strength
    Example Sentence
    • he hit with all the force he could muster
    • it was destroyed by the strength of the gale
    • a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man
    Definition
    (noun) group of people willing to obey orders
    Synonyms : personnel
    Example Sentence
    • a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens
    Definition
    (noun) a unit that is part of some military service
    Example Sentence
    • he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men
    Definition
    (noun) an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)
    Synonyms : violence
    Example Sentence
    • he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one
    Definition
    (noun) one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
    Synonyms : power
    Example Sentence
    • the mysterious presence of an evil power
    • may the force be with you
    • the forces of evil
    Definition
    (noun) a group of people having the power of effective action
    Example Sentence
    • he joined forces with a band of adventurers
    Definition
    (noun) (of a law) having legal validity
    Synonyms : effect
    Example Sentence
    • the law is still in effect
    Definition
    (noun) a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base
    Synonyms : force-out , force out , force play
    Example Sentence
    • the shortstop got the runner at second on a force
    Definition
    (verb) to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :
    Synonyms : coerce , hale , pressure , squeeze
    Example Sentence
    • She forced him to take a job in the city
    • He squeezed her for information
    Definition
    (verb) urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
    Synonyms : impel
    Definition
    (verb) move with force,
    Synonyms : push
    Example Sentence
    • He pushed the table into a corner
    Definition
    (verb) impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
    Synonyms : thrust
    Example Sentence
    • She forced her diet fads on him
    Definition
    (verb) squeeze like a wedge into a tight space
    Synonyms : squeeze , wedge
    Example Sentence
    • I squeezed myself into the corner
    Definition
    (verb) force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
    Synonyms : drive , ram
    Example Sentence
    • She rammed her mind into focus
    • He drives me mad
    Definition
    (verb) cause to move by pulling
    Synonyms : draw , pull
    Example Sentence
    • draw a wagon
    • pull a sled
    Definition
    (verb) do forcibly; exert force
    Example Sentence
    • Don't force it!
    Definition
    (verb) take by force
    Synonyms : storm
    Example Sentence
    • Storm the fort
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