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Meaning & Definition of Force in English

English

Force

/fɔrs/

noun

1. A powerful effect or influence

  • "The force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"
    synonym:
  • force

2. (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity

  • "Force equals mass times acceleration"
    synonym:
  • force

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"
    synonym:
  • force
  • ,
  • forcefulness
  • ,
  • strength

4. Group of people willing to obey orders

  • "A public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
    synonym:
  • force
  • ,
  • personnel

5. A unit that is part of some military service

  • "He sent caesar a force of six thousand men"
    synonym:
  • military unit
  • ,
  • military force
  • ,
  • military group
  • ,
  • force

6. 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
  • ,
  • force

7. 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:
  • power
  • ,
  • force

8. A group of people having the power of effective action

  • "He joined forces with a band of adventurers"
    synonym:
  • force

9. (of a law) having legal validity

  • "The law is still in effect"
    synonym:
  • effect
  • ,
  • force

10. 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:
  • force out
  • ,
  • force-out
  • ,
  • force play
  • ,
  • force

verb

1. 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:
  • coerce
  • ,
  • hale
  • ,
  • squeeze
  • ,
  • pressure
  • ,
  • force

2. Urge or force (a person) to an action

  • Constrain or motivate
    synonym:
  • impel
  • ,
  • force

3. Move with force, "he pushed the table into a corner"

    synonym:
  • push
  • ,
  • force

4. Impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably

  • "She forced her diet fads on him"
    synonym:
  • force
  • ,
  • thrust

5. Squeeze like a wedge into a tight space

  • "I squeezed myself into the corner"
    synonym:
  • wedge
  • ,
  • squeeze
  • ,
  • force

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

  • "She rammed her mind into focus"
  • "He drives me mad"
    synonym:
  • force
  • ,
  • drive
  • ,
  • ram

7. Cause to move by pulling

  • "Draw a wagon"
  • "Pull a sled"
    synonym:
  • pull
  • ,
  • draw
  • ,
  • force

8. Do forcibly

  • Exert force
  • "Don't force it!"
    synonym:
  • force

9. Take by force

  • "Storm the fort"
    synonym:
  • storm
  • ,
  • force

Examples of using

If they won't listen to reason, we'll have to resort to force.
There's nothing to force here!
They came in full force.