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

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uk   /ˈfɔː.sɪ.bl̩/  us   /ˈfɔːr-/

forcible adjective (USING PHYSICAL POWER)

Forcible ​actionsinvolve the use of ​physicalpower or of ​violence: The police's forcible ​entry into the ​building has come under a lot of ​criticism.

forcible adjective (GIVING NO CHOICE)

happening or done against someone's ​wishes, ​especially with the use of ​physicalforce: There's a ​law to ​protectrefugees from forcible ​return to ​countries where they ​facepersecution.
adverb uk   us   /-bli/
Several rioters were forcibly ​removed from the ​townsquare.
(Definition of forcible from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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 us   /ˈfɔr·sə·bəl, ˈfoʊr-/

forcible adjective (INVOLVING PHYSICAL POWER)

involving the use of ​physicalpower or ​violence: The ​youths had been ​arrested for forcible ​entry and ​burglary.

forcible adjective (WITHOUT CHOICE)

happening or done against someone's ​wishes: The ​editorialboard of the ​newspaper called for her forcible ​retirement from ​publiclife.
(Definition of forcible from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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