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noun (INFLUENCE)    /fɔːs/ US  /fɔːrs/
C2 [C or U] (a person or thing with a lot of) influence and energy: He was a powerful force in British politics during the war years. A united Europe, he said, would be a great force in world affairs.literary Fishermen are always at the mercy of the forces of nature (= bad weather conditions).People in charge of or controlling other peopleBosses, managers and directors a force to be reckoned with C2 If an organization or a person is described as a force to be reckoned with, it means that they are powerful and have a lot of influence: The United Nations is now a force to be reckoned with.Affecting and influencing force of habit If you do something from force of habit, you do it without thinking because you have done it so often before.Habitual behaviour
(Definition of force noun (INFLUENCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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