Synonyms for (verb) compel

Synonyms: obligate, oblige, compel

Definition: force somebody to do something

Usage: We compel all students to fill out this form

Similar words: cause, induce, get, have, make, stimulate

Definition: cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

Usage: The ads induced me to buy a VCR; My children finally got me to buy a computer; My wife made me buy a new sofa


Synonyms: compel

Definition: necessitate or exact

Usage: the water shortage compels conservation

Similar words: take, necessitate, need, ask, require, postulate, call for, involve, demand

Definition: require as useful, just, or proper

Usage: It takes nerve to do what she did; success usually requires hard work; This job asks a lot of patience and skill; This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice; This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert; This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent