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

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compulsionnoun

uk   us   /kəmˈpʌl.ʃən/

compulsion noun (WANT)

[C] a very ​strongfeeling of ​wanting to do something ​repeatedly that is ​difficult to ​control: For many ​people, ​dieting is a compulsion. [+ to infinitive] I ​seem to have a constant compulsion toeat.

compulsion noun (FORCE)

[S or U] a ​force that makes you do something: He ​seems to be ​driven by some ​kind of ​inner compulsion. [+ to infinitive] We were under no compulsion toattend. Don't ​feel under any compulsion to take me with you.
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(Definition of compulsion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"compulsion" in American English

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compulsionnoun

 us   /kəmˈpʌl·ʃən/
[C/U] a ​force that makes you do something: [U] Management ​felt no compulsion to ​providehousing for ​families.
(Definition of compulsion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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