Definition of force the issue
- They would never have addressed the problem if that newspaper article hadn't forced the issue.
: strength or energy exerted or brought to bear : cause of motion or change : active power
used with a number to indicate the strength of the wind according to the Beaufort scale
: moral or mental strength
: to do violence to
: to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means
: to make or cause especially through natural or logical necessity
: proceeds from a source of revenue (such as an estate)
: the action of going, coming, or flowing out : egress, emergence
: a means or place of going out : exit, outlet
: to go, come, or flow out
: to come forth : emerge
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