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1 forcing one's compliance or participation by or as if by law
  • forced payment of membership dues

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past tense of force

Synonyms & Antonyms of forced (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to cause (a person) to give in to pressure
  • the public outcry from the scandal forced the mayor to resign
  • road construction forced them to take an alternate route

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2 to engage in sexual activity and especially intercourse with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
  • was accused of forcing a woman

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  • date raped
  • gang raped
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The first known use of forced was circa 1537

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“Forced.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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