Translation of "force" - English-Portuguese dictionary


noun uk /fɔːs/ us /fɔrs/

[ no plural ] physical power or strength

The army has gained power by force.

a group of people who work together for a particular purpose, for example in military service

corpo, força
the police force
the Royal Air Force
verb uk /fɔːs/ us /fɔrs/ present participle forcing, past tense and past participle forced

to make someone do something that they do not want to do

You can’t force / her to eat.

to make an object move by pushing or pulling it hard

She forced the window shut.

(Translation of “force” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)