[noun] 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" Synonyms:power
[noun] (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration"
[noun] group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens" Synonyms:personnel
[noun] a powerful effect or influence; "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"
[noun] 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" Synonyms:violence
[noun] 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" Synonyms:fulness, strength
[noun] a group of people having the power of effective action; "he joined forces with a band of adventurers"
[noun] (of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect" Synonyms:effect
[verb] 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" Synonyms:coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure
[verb] urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate Synonyms:impel
[verb] move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner" Synonyms:push
[verb] impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him" Synonyms:thrust
[verb] squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner" Synonyms:wedge, squeeze
[verb] force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad" Synonyms:drive, ram
[verb] do forcibly; exert force; "Don't force it!"
[verb] cause to move along the ground by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled" Synonyms:pull, draw
[verb] take by force; "Storm the fort" Synonyms:storm