|1.||[ verb ] to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"|
|Synonyms:||coerce pressure squeeze hale|
"He squeezed her for information"
|Related terms:||compel drive bring_oneself terrorize steamroller bludgeon dragoon squeeze_for turn_up_the_heat pressure imperativeness compulsion power_play act|
|2.||[ noun ] a powerful effect or influence|
: "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"
|Related terms:||influence pressure wheels lifeblood duress Yin heartbeat coerce|
|3.||[ noun ] the physical influence that produces a change in a physical quantity|
"force equals mass times acceleration"
|Related terms:||physical_phenomenon reaction attraction drift pull push repulsion stress centripetal_force cohesion affinity vital_force lorentz_force coriolis_force stress moment torsion magnetomotive_force propulsion aerodynamic_force centrifugal_force elan_vital physics push|
|4.||[ noun ] physical energy or intensity|
: "he hit with all the force he could muster" "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale" "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man"
|Related terms:||intensity energy momentum stress brunt|
|5.||[ verb ] urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate|
|6.||[ noun ] group of people willing to obey orders|
"a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
|Related terms:||organization military_service work_force police military_personnel staff military rank_and_file management_personnel paramilitary patrol line_personnel guerilla_force military_police security_force|
|7.||[ verb ] move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"|
|Related terms:||pull move thrust thrust repel jostle jostle shove nudge push_aside topple push_up muscle_into jam push_out push jerk flick drive nose displace rout_out push push push baby_buggy move press|
|8.||[ noun ] (military) a unit that is part of some military service|
|Synonyms:||military_force military_unit military_group|
"he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
|Related terms:||unit enemy command militia task_force headquarters home_guard spearhead army_unit legion republican_guard echelon idf haganah phalanx commando contingent trip_wire air_unit armor mujahadeen naval_unit military_service serviceman military|
|9.||[ verb ] impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably|
"She forced her diet fads on him"
|Related terms:||compel stick|
|10.||[ noun ] an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)|
"he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"
|Related terms:||aggression riot domestic_violence road_rage storm|
|11.||[ verb ] squeeze like a wedge into a tight space|
"I squeezed myself into the corner"
|Related terms:||move compress impact wedge|
|12.||[ verb ] force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically|
|Synonyms:||drive ram run|
"She rammed her mind into focus" "He drives me mad"
|Related terms:||thrust toe hammer_in screw drive_home drive drive campaign|
|13.||[ noun ] one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority|
: "the mysterious presence of an evil power" "may the force be with you" "the forces of evil"
|Related terms:||causal_agent Moloch influence juggernaut|
|14.||[ verb ] do forcibly; exert force|
"Don't force it!"
|Related terms:||act pull repel gouge squirt wrest evict|
|15.||[ verb ] cause to move along the ground by pulling|
"draw a wagon" "pull a sled"
|Related terms:||push move attract drag yank attract haul pluck entrain hike_up stretch tug adduct abduct twitch winch pull_back pluck attract attract extract level pluck wrest uproot rope_in shlep pull_back pull pull pull draw draft|
|16.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 7982|
|17.||[ verb ] take by force|
"Storm the fort"
|Related terms:||penetrate violence|
|18.||[ noun ] a group of people having the power of effective action|
"he joined forces with a band of adventurers"
|19.||[ noun ] (of a law) having legal validity|
"the law is still in effect"
|Related terms:||validity law|