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compel

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcompelcom‧pel /kəmˈpel/ ●●○ verb (compelled, compelling) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 FORCE somebody TO DO somethingto force someone to do somethingcompulsioncompel somebody to do something 🔊 The law will compel employers to provide health insurance. 🔊 She felt compelled to resign because of the scandal.see thesaurus at force2 formalCAUSE to make people have a particular feeling or attitudecompulsion 🔊 His performance compelled the audience’s attention.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
compelChang's performance compels attention.It is also a satisfying behind-the-scenes tour for foodies, full of compelling characters and anecdotes.The other compelling element of this marine encounter is the sheer physical and imaginative space that such a gathering entails.The ombudsman will have power to recommend that a lawyer or professional body pay compensation, but not to compel payment.So there was a compelling push for change in science.Force is the precondition for compelling the majority of people to accept this pretension.Christians had been compelled to give up meetings for corporate worship, but still kept up small prayer meetings in houses.I think every guy who can scribble slightly better than he dribbles has felt compelled to share the same old tale.All the young men in the area were compelled to work in the quarries and coal mines.He takes border stereotypes and presents them in interesting and compelling ways.The attorney general has the right to compel witnesses to appear in court.felt compelledCounty officials felt compelled to comply.Reno apparently felt compelled to deny not just that she was a lesbian, but that she had any sexuality at all.Even Massachusetts felt compelled to expel many free blacks.Newly married and ecstatically happy, he yet felt compelled to offer himself for one of the war's most hazardous enterprises.Mike Teague felt compelled to punch the wild Tinnock away and was in turn punched.In 1960, though, he felt compelled to return to the painting.But because there were those who wanted me to fail, I felt compelled to succeed.Many councillors said they felt compelled to vote against the motion because they believed in the tenant farmers freedom of choice.
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Verb table
compel
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycompel
he, she, itcompels
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycompelled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave compelled
he, she, ithas compelled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad compelled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill compel
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have compelled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam compelling
he, she, itis compelling
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you, we, theyare compelling
Past
I, he, she, itwas compelling
you, we, theywere compelling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been compelling
he, she, ithas been compelling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been compelling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be compelling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been compelling
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