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Verb: compel (compelled,compelling)  kum'pel
  1. Force somebody to do something
    "We compel all students to fill out this form";
    - oblige, obligate
  2. Necessitate or exact
    "the water shortage compels conservation"

Derived forms: compelled, compels, compelling

Type of: ask, call for, cause, demand, get, have, induce, involve, make, necessitate, need, postulate, require, stimulate, take

Encyclopedia: Compel