Translation of "force" - English-Spanish 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

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

forzar, mover a la fuerza
She forced the window shut.

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


noun /foːs/

strength or power that can be felt

The force of the wind was so strong that it damaged the roof.

a person or thing that has great power

the forces of nature.

(sometimes with capital) a group of men prepared for action

the police force
the Royal Air Force.
forced adjective

done with great effort

forzado, forzoso
a forced march.
forceful adjective


He presented a forceful argument.
forcefully adverb

She put her point across very forcefully.

forces noun plural

the army, navy and air force considered together

fuerzas armadas
The Forces played a large part in the parade.
in/into force

in or into operation; working or effective

en vigor, vigente
The new law is now in force.

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