Meaning of compel
Pronunciation: (kum-pel'), [key]
— v., -pelled, -pel•ling.
- to force or drive, esp. to a course of action: His disregard of the rules compels us to dismiss him.
- to secure or bring about by force.
- to force to submit; subdue.
- to overpower.
- to drive together; unite by force; herd.
- to use force.
- to have a powerful and irresistible effect, influence, etc.
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