|Origin:||compellere, from com- ( COM-) + pellere 'to drive'|
com‧pel past tense and past participle compelled, present participle compelling [transitive]
to force someone to do something [↪ compulsion]
compel somebody to do something
The law will compel employers to provide health insurance.
She felt compelled to resign because of the scandal.
to make people have a particular feeling or attitude [↪ compulsion]:
His performance compelled the audience's attention.