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compel

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of compel

  1. to cause (a person) to give in to pressure <public opinion compelled her to fire her scandal-plagued aide> Synonyms blackjack, coerce, force, constrain, dragoon, drive, impel, impress, make, muscle, obligate, oblige, press, pressure, sandbagRelated Words browbeat, bulldoze, bully, cow, hector, intimidate; blackmail, high-pressure, menace, shame, terrorize, threaten; drag; badger, harass, houndNear Antonyms allow, let, permit; argue, convince, induce, move, persuade, prevail (on or upon), satisfy, talk (into), win (over)




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