- (n.) force (a powerful effect or influence) "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"
- (n.) force ((physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity) "force equals mass times acceleration"
- (n.) force, forcefulness, strength (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"
- (n.) force, personnel (group of people willing to obey orders) "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
- (n.) military unit, military force, military group, force (a unit that is part of some military service) "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
- (n.) violence, force (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"
- (n.) power, force (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"
- (n.) force (a group of people having the power of effective action) "he joined forces with a band of adventurers"
- (n.) effect, force ((of a law) having legal validity) "the law is still in effect"
- (n.) force out, force-out, force play, force (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) "the shortstop got the runner at second on a force"
- (v.) coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force ()
- (v.) impel, force (urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate)
- (v.) push, force ()
- (v.) force, thrust (impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably) "She forced her diet fads on him"
- (v.) wedge, squeeze, force (squeeze like a wedge into a tight space) "I squeezed myself into the corner"
- (v.) force, drive, ram (force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically) "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad"
- (v.) pull, draw, force (cause to move by pulling) "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
- (v.) force (do forcibly; exert force) "Don't force it"
- (v.) storm, force (take by force) "Storm the fort"
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