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force

noun (n)

  • a powerful effect or influence (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    The force of his eloquence easily persuaded them.
    source: wordnet30
  • (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity (noun.phenomenon)
    Example:
    Force equals mass times acceleration.
    source: wordnet30
  • physical energy or intensity (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    He hit with all the force he could muster.
    A government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man.
    source: wordnet30
  • group of people willing to obey orders (noun.group)
    Synonym: personnel
    Example:
    A public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens.
    source: wordnet30
  • a unit that is part of some military service (noun.group)
    Example:
    He sent Caesar a force of six thousand men.
    source: wordnet30
  • an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists) (noun.act)
    Synonym: violence
    Example:
    He may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one.
    source: wordnet30
  • one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority (noun.person)
    Synonym: power
    Example:
    May the force be with you.
    The forces of evil.
    source: wordnet30
  • a group of people having the power of effective action (noun.group)
    Example:
    He joined forces with a band of adventurers.
    source: wordnet30
  • (of a law) having legal validity (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: effect
    source: wordnet30
  • 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 (noun.act)
    Example:
    The shortstop got the runner at second on a force.
    source: wordnet30
  • A waterfall; a cascade. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • Strength or energy of body or mind; active power; vigor; might; often, an unusual degree of strength or energy; capacity of exercising an influence or producing an effect; especially, power to persuade, or convince, or impose obligation; pertinency; validity; special signification; as, the force of an appeal, an argument, a contract, or a term. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means : (verb.social)
    Example:
    She forced him to take a job in the city.
    source: wordnet30
  • urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate (verb.creation)
    Synonym: impel
    source: wordnet30
  • move with force, (verb.motion)
    Synonym: push
    Antonym: draw, pull
    source: wordnet30
  • impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably (verb.communication)
    Synonym: thrust
    Example:
    She forced her diet fads on him.
    source: wordnet30
  • squeeze like a wedge into a tight space (verb.contact)
    Synonym: squeeze, wedge
    source: wordnet30
  • force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically (verb.contact)
    Synonym: drive, ram
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to move by pulling (verb.contact)
    Synonym: draw, pull
    Antonym: push
    source: wordnet30
  • do forcibly; exert force (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Don't force it!.
    source: wordnet30
  • take by force (verb.contact)
    Synonym: storm, take
    source: wordnet30
  • To stuff; to lard; to farce. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To constrain to do or to forbear, by the exertion of a power not resistible; to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means; to coerce; as, masters force slaves to labor. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To use violence; to make violent effort; to strive; to endeavor. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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