Examples of compelling in a sentence
The novel was so compelling that I couldn't put it down.
He made a compelling argument.
I would need a very compelling reason to leave my job.
She had a compelling need to share what she had heard.
Origin and Etymology of compelling
First Known Use: 1606
COMPELLING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of compelling for English Language Learners
: very interesting : able to capture and hold your attention
: capable of causing someone to believe or agree
: strong and forceful : causing you to feel that you must do something
Legal Definition of compelling
: that compels : tending to demand action or to convince <a compelling need for disclosure> <a compelling argument>
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