Definition of idée–force
: an idea considered as a real factor in the behavior of an individual or social group and thus in the course of events
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of idée–force
French, from idée idea + force
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up idée–force? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).