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)