Translation of "compel" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /kəmˈpel/ us -ll-

to force someone to do something

obligar, forzar
As a schoolboy he was compelled to wear shorts even in winter.
formal The new circumstances compelled a change in policy.
→ See also compulsion (FORCE)

(Translation of “compel” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /kəmˈpel/ (past tense, past participle compelled)

to force

obligar, forzar
They compelled me to betray my country.

(Translation of “compel” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)