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Definition of force
- Force n
- A unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men" [syn: {military unit}, {military force}, {military group}]
- One possessing or exercising power or influence or authority; "the mysterious presence of an evil power"; "may the force be with you"; "the forces of evil" [syn: {power}]
- (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration"
- Group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens" [syn: {personnel}]
- A powerful effect or influence; "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"
- An act of aggression (as one against a person who resists); "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one" [syn: {violence}]
- Physical energy or intensity; "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" [syn: {forcefulness}, {strength}]
- A group of people having the power of effective action; "he joined forces with a band of adventurers"
- (of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect" [syn: {effect}] v
- To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information" [syn: {coerce}, {hale}, {squeeze}, {pressure}]
- Urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate [syn: {impel}]
- Move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner" [syn: {push}] [ant: {pull}]
- Impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him" [syn: {thrust}]
- Squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner" [syn: {wedge}, {squeeze}]
- Force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad" [syn: {drive}, {ram}]
- Do forcibly; exert force; "Don't force it!"
- Cause to move along the ground by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled" [syn: {pull}, {draw}] [ant: {push}]
- Take by force; "Storm the fort" [syn: {storm}]
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