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  1. [noun] a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
    Synonyms: military unit, military military group

  2. [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

  3. [noun] (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration"

  4. [noun] group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
    Synonyms: personnel

  5. [noun] a powerful effect or influence; "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"

  6. [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

  7. [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

  8. [noun] a group of people having the power of effective action; "he joined forces with a band of adventurers"

  9. [noun] (of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect"
    Synonyms: effect

  10. [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

  11. [verb] urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
    Synonyms: impel

  12. [verb] move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
    Synonyms: push

  13. [verb] impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him"
    Synonyms: thrust

  14. [verb] squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"
    Synonyms: wedge, squeeze

  15. [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

  16. [verb] do forcibly; exert force; "Don't force it!"

  17. [verb] cause to move along the ground by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
    Synonyms: pull, draw

  18. [verb] take by force; "Storm the fort"
    Synonyms: storm


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