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  Definition of force
  1. an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists); "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"
  2. (of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect"
  3. physical energy or intensity; "he hit with all the force he could muster"; "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale"; "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man"
  4. a powerful effect or influence; "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"
  5. a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
  6. a group of people having the power of effective action; "he joined forces with a band of adventurers"
  7. group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
  8. one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority; "the mysterious presence of an evil power"; "may the force be with you"; "the forces of evil"
  9. (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration"
  10. impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him"
  11. do forcibly; exert force; "Don''t force it!"
  12. cause to move along the ground by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
  13. force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad"
  14. squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"
  15. take by force; "Storm the fort"
  16. urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
  17. move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
  18. to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"
Similar Words: violence, effect, forcefulness, strength, military unit, military force, military group, personnel, power, thrust, pull, draw, drive, ram, wedge, squeeze, storm, impel, push, coerce, hale, pressure


See Also: gouge, force out, squirt, squeeze out, eject, evict, repel, drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat back, level, raze, rase, dismantle, tear down, take down, pull down, pluck, tweak, pull off, pick off, extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out, draw out, shlep, schlep, pull along, attract, pull in, draw, draw in, pull back, hammer in, drill in, ram down, beat in, screw, drive in, displace, rout out, drive out, rouse


Hyponyms: domestic violence, road rage, riot, public violence, brunt, momentum, impulse, energy, vigor, vigour, pressure, duress, heartbeat, lifeblood, wheels, trip wire, command, enemy, task force, army unit, naval unit, air unit, armor, armour, mujahidin, mujahedin, mujahedeen, mujahadeen, mujahadin, mujahideen, mujahadein, legion, echelon, phalanx, Republican Guard, Haganah, Israeli Defense Force, IDF, militia, reserves, home guard, commando, contingent, detail, headquarters, spearhead, guerrilla force, guerilla force, military service, armed service, service, military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine, paramilitary, paramilitary force, paramilitary unit, paramilitary organization, paramilitary organisation, police, police force, constabulary, law, security force, private security force, military police, MP, work force, workforce, manpower, hands, men, patrol, military personnel, soldiery, troops, rank and file, rank, staff, line personnel, management personnel, juggernaut, steamroller, influence, Moloch, aerodynamic force, affinity, chemical attraction, attraction, attractive force, repulsion, repulsive force, centrifugal force, centripetal force, cohesion, Coriolis force, drift, impetus, impulsion, Lorentz force, moment, propulsion, pull, push, thrust, reaction, stress, torsion, torque, magnetomotive force, life force, vital force, vitality, elan vital, stick, sting, twitch, pull back, adduct, abduct, stretch, pluck, plunk, pick, tug, drag, haul, hale, cart, attract, pull in, draw, draw in, yank, jerk, winch, tweak, pull off, pick off, hike up, hitch up, toe, toenail, impact, compress, compact, pack together, nudge, poke at, prod, press, repel, drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat back, shove, flick, jostle, nose, push out, obtrude, thrust out, push aside, push away, muscle into, push up, jam, stuff, squeeze, topple, tumble, tip, turn up the heat, turn up the pressure, bludgeon, steamroll, squeeze for, dragoon, sandbag, railroad, terrorize, terrorise, bring oneself


Grouped Verbs: pull, drive, push


Entailments: press, move


Member Meronyms: military service, armed service, service


Derivational Morphology: storm, thrust, impel, coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, pull, draw, push, power, haul, haulage, draft, draught, drawing, pulling, puller, tugger, dragger, ram, campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort, wedge, wedge shape, cuneus, violence, drift, impetus, impulsion, pushing, baby buggy, baby carriage, carriage, perambulator, pram, stroller, go-cart, pushchair, pusher, imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press, power play, squeeze play, coercion, compulsion


Language Translations:
Chinese: 武力   Danish: kraft  
Dutch: kracht   Finnish: valta and voima  
French: force   German: Gewalt and Kraft  
Hebrew: כח   Ido: forco and violento  
Italian: forza   Malayalam: ബലം  
Polish: siła   Portuguese: força  
Romanian: forţă   Russian: сила  
Slovak: sila   Slovene: sila  
Spanish: fuerza   Swedish: kraft  
Turkish: zorlamak  
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