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Synonyms for (noun) force

Synonyms: force, force out, force play, force-out Definition: 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 Usage: the shortstop got the runner at second on a force

Similar words: putout Definition: an out resulting from a fielding play (not a strikeout) Usage: the first baseman made 15 putouts

Synonyms: violence, force Definition: an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists) Usage: he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one

Similar words: aggression, hostility Definition: violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked

Synonyms: effect, force Definition: (of a law) having legal validity Usage: the law is still in effect

Similar words: validity, validness Definition: the quality of having legal force or effectiveness

Synonyms: force, forcefulness, strength Definition: physical energy or intensity Usage: 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

Similar words: intensity, intensiveness Definition: high level or degree; the property of being intense

Synonyms: force Definition: a powerful effect or influence Usage: the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them

Similar words: influence Definition: a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc Usage: used her parents' influence to get the job

Synonyms: military force, military group, military unit, force Definition: a unit that is part of some military service Usage: he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men

Similar words: unit, social unit Definition: an organization regarded as part of a larger social group Usage: the coach said the offensive unit did a good job; after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit

Synonyms: force Definition: a group of people having the power of effective action Usage: he joined forces with a band of adventurers

Similar words: social group Definition: people sharing some social relation

Synonyms: force, personnel Definition: group of people willing to obey orders Usage: a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens

Similar words: organisation, organization Definition: a group of people who work together

Synonyms: power, force Definition: one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority Usage: the mysterious presence of an evil power; may the force be with you; the forces of evil

Similar words: causal agency, causal agent, cause Definition: any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results

Synonyms: force Definition: (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity Usage: force equals mass times acceleration

Similar words: physical phenomenon Definition: a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy

Synonyms for (verb) force

Synonyms: thrust, force Definition: impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably Usage: She forced her diet fads on him

Similar words: obligate, oblige, compel Definition: force somebody to do something Usage: We compel all students to fill out this form

Synonyms: force Definition: do forcibly; exert force Usage: Don't force it!

Similar words: move, act Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action) Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel

Synonyms: pull, force, draw Definition: cause to move by pulling Usage: draw a wagon; pull a sled

Similar words: displace, move Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant

Synonyms: force, drive, ram Definition: force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically Usage: She rammed her mind into focus; He drives me mad

Similar words: thrust Definition: push forcefully Usage: He thrust his chin forward

Synonyms: force, wedge, squeeze Definition: squeeze like a wedge into a tight space Usage: I squeezed myself into the corner

Similar words: displace, move Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant

Synonyms: storm, force Definition: take by force Usage: Storm the fort

Similar words: penetrate, perforate Definition: pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance Usage: The bullet penetrated her chest

Synonyms: impel, force Definition: urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate

Similar words: cause, do, make Definition: give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally Usage: cause a commotion; make a stir; cause an accident

Synonyms: push, force Definition: move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"

Similar words: displace, move Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant

Synonyms: squeeze, pressure, force, hale, coerce Definition: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city" Usage: He squeezed her for information

Similar words: obligate, oblige, compel Definition: force somebody to do something Usage: We compel all students to fill out this form