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compel

verb [T] uk   us   /kəmˈpel/ (-ll-)
to force someone to do something: [+ to infinitive] As a schoolboy he was compelled to wear shorts even in winter.formal The new circumstances compelled a change in policy.
See also
formal to produce a strong feeling or reaction: Over the years her work has compelled universal admiration and trust.
Translations of “compel”
in Vietnamese ép buộc…
in Spanish obligar, forzar…
in Thai บังคับ…
in Malaysian memaksa…
in French contraindre…
in German zwingen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 強迫, 逼迫, 迫使…
in Indonesian memaksa…
in Chinese (Simplified) 强迫, 逼迫, 迫使…
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