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English definition of “compel”

compel

verb     /kəmˈpel/ (present participle compelling, past tense and past participle compelled) formal
compel sb to do sth to force someone to do something: [often passive] He felt compelled to resign from his job .Causing somebody to actUrging and persuading
(Definition of compel verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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