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force

noun /foːs/
strength or power that can be felt
force
The force of the wind was so strong that it damaged the roof.
a person or thing that has great power
force
the forces of nature.
(sometimes with capital) a group of men prepared for action
force
the police force the Royal Air Force.
forced adjective done with great effort
forcé
a forced march.
forceful adjective powerful
vigoureux
He presented a forceful argument.
forcefully adverb
vigoureusement
forces noun plural the army, navy and air force considered together
forces (armées)
The Forces played a large part in the parade.
in/into force in or into operation; working or effective
en vigueur
The new law is now in force.
(Definition of force from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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