compel Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"compel" in British English

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compelverb [T]

uk   us   /kəmˈpel/ (-ll-)
to ​force someone to do something: [+ to infinitive] As a ​schoolboy he was compelled towearshortseven in ​winter.formal The new ​circumstances compelled a ​change in ​policy.
See also
formal to ​produce a ​strongfeeling or ​reaction: Over the ​years her ​work has compelled ​universaladmiration and ​trust.
(Definition of compel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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compelverb [T]

 us   /kəmˈpel/ (-ll-)
to ​force someone to do something: At ​school, we were compelled to ​wearuniforms, which I ​hated.
(Definition of compel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “compel”
in Spanish obligar, forzar…
in Vietnamese ép buộc…
in Malaysian memaksa…
in Thai บังคับ…
in French contraindre…
in German zwingen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 强迫, 逼迫, 迫使…
in Indonesian memaksa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 強迫, 逼迫, 迫使…
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