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force

noun

1 force

A powerful effect or influence.

Roget 744: compulsion, coercion, coaction, constraint, duress, enforcement, press, conscription.    force; brute force, main force, physical force; the sword, ultima ratio [Lat.]; ... show more

Roget 820: affections, affect; character, qualities, disposition, nature, spirit, tone; temper, temperament; diathesis, idiosyncrasy; cast of mind, cast of soul, ... show more

Roget 516: meaning; signification, significance; sense, expression; import, purport; force; drift, tenor, spirit, bearing, coloring; scope.    ... show more

Roget 348: running water.    jet, spirt, spurt, squirt, spout, spray, splash, rush, gush, jet d'eau [Fr.]; sluice.    water spout, water fall; ... show more

Roget 170: agency, operation, force, working, strain, function, office, maintenance, exercise, work, swing, play; interworking, interaction; ... show more

Roget 72: assemblage; collection, collocation, colligation; compilation, levy, gathering, ingathering, muster, attroupement; team; concourse, conflux, congregation, ... show more



2 force

physics The influence that produces a change in a physical quantity.

Dutch: macht, power, kracht
Polish: oddziaływanie

3 force

Physical energy or intensity:
— He hit with all the force he could muster.
— A government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man.

synonyms: forcefulness, strength.

Roget 159: strength; power etc. 157; energy etc. 171; vigor, force; main force, physical force, brute force; spring, elasticity, ... show more

Roget 157: power; potency, potentiality; jiva; puissance, might, force, energy etc. 171; dint; right hand, right arm; ... show more

Roget 25: quantity, magnitude; size etc. (dimensions) 192; amplitude, magnitude, mass, amount, sum, quantum, measure, ... show more

Dutch: intensiteit, kracht, lichaamskracht, sterkte

4 force

Group of people willing to obey orders:
— A public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens.

synonym: personnel.

Dutch: personeelsafdeling, personeelszaken

5 force

A unit that is part of some military service:
— He sent Caesar a force of six thousand men.

synonyms: military force, military group, military unit.

Dutch: formatie, krijgsmachtonderdeel, legerafdeling, legereenheid, legerformatie, legeronderdeel

6 force

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: violence.

Roget 173: violence, inclemency, vehemence, might, impetuosity; boisterousness etc. adj.; effervescence, ebullition; turbulence, bluster; uproar, callithump [U.S.], ... show more

Dutch: bruutheid, geweld, gewelddadigheid

7 force

One possessing or exercising power or influence or authority:
— May the force be with you.
— The forces of evil.

synonym: power.

Roget 574: vigor, power, force; boldness, raciness etc. adj.; intellectual, force; spirit, point, antithesis, piquance, piquancy; ... show more

Roget 171: energy, physical energy, force, power etc. 157; keenness etc. adj.; intensity, vigor, strength, elasticity; go; ... show more

Dutch: kracht

8 force

A group of people having the power of effective action.

Polish: siła

9 force

of a law Having legal validity.

synonym: effect.

Dutch: geweld, kracht, truc, macht, ingang

10 force

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.

synonyms: force-out, force out, force play.

verb

1 force

To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means:
— She forced him to take a job in the city.

synonyms: coerce, hale, pressure, squeeze.

Roget 544: be false etc. adj., be a liar etc. 548; speak falsely etc. adv.; tell a lie etc. 546; lie, fib; ... show more

Roget 744: compel, force, make, drive, coerce, constrain, enforce, necessitate, oblige.    force upon, press; cram down the throat, thrust down the throat, force down the throat; ... show more

Roget 707: aid, assist, help, succor, lend one's aid; come to the aid etc. n.. of; contribute, subscribe to; bring aid, give aid, furnish aid, ... show more

Dutch: dwingen, forceren, knijpen

2 force

Urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate.

synonym: impel.

Roget 615: induce, move; draw, draw on; bring in its train, give an impulse etc. n.; to; inspire; put up to, prompt, call up; attract, ... show more

Dutch: voortdrijven, aanzetten

3 force

Move with force.

synonym: push.

Dutch: douwen, druk, duw, duwen, stoot

4 force

Impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably:
— She forced her diet fads on him.

synonym: thrust.

Dutch: opdringen

5 force

Squeeze like a wedge into a tight space.

synonyms: squeeze, wedge.

6 force

Force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically.

synonyms: drive, ram.

7 force

Do forcibly; exert force.

8 force

Take by force.

synonym: storm.

Dutch: forceren, kraken, openbreken


Moby thesaurus: Niagara, abuse, actuate, acuteness, administer, adventuresomeness, adventurousness, affective meaning, aggression, aggressiveness, ambitiousness, amount, amperage, amplitude, animality, animate, apply, arm, armed forces, armipotence ... show more.

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