Dictionary Results for force


1. force - noun

· a powerful effect or influence; "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"

Hypernym(s): influence




2. force - noun

· (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration"

Hypernym(s): physical_phenomenon




3. force - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): forcefulness, strength

Hypernym(s): intensity, intensiveness




4. force - noun

· group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"

Synonym(s): personnel

Hypernym(s): organization, organisation




5. force - noun

· a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"

Synonym(s): military_unit, military_force, military_group

Hypernym(s): unit, social_unit




6. force - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): violence

Hypernym(s): aggression, hostility




7. force - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): power

Hypernym(s): causal_agent, cause, causal_agency




8. force - noun

· a group of people having the power of effective action; "he joined forces with a band of adventurers"

Hypernym(s): social_group




9. force - noun

· (of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect"

Synonym(s): effect

Hypernym(s): validity, validness




10. force - noun

· a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base; "the shortstop got the runner at second on a force"

Synonym(s): force_out, force-out, force_play

Hypernym(s): putout




11. force - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure

Hypernym(s): compel, oblige, obligate




12. force - verb

· urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate

Synonym(s): impel

Hypernym(s): cause, do, make




13. force - verb

· move with force; "He pushed the table into a corner"

Synonym(s): push

Hypernym(s): move, displace




14. force - verb

· impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him"

Synonym(s): thrust

Hypernym(s): compel, oblige, obligate




15. force - verb

· squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"

Synonym(s): wedge, squeeze

Hypernym(s): move, displace




16. force - verb

· force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad"

Synonym(s): drive, ram

Hypernym(s): thrust




17. force - verb

· do forcibly; exert force; "Don't force it!"

Hypernym(s): act, move




18. force - verb

· take by force; "Storm the fort"

Synonym(s): storm

Hypernym(s): penetrate, perforate





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