1. A powerful effect or influence (synset 105201846)
    "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"
  2. (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity (synset 111479041)
    "force equals mass times acceleration"
  3. Physical energy or intensity (synset 105042508)
    "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"
  4. Group of people willing to obey orders (synset 108224937)
    "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
  5. A unit that is part of some military service (synset 108215338)
    "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
  6. An act of aggression (as one against a person who resists) (synset 100967515)
    "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"
  7. One possessing or exercising power or influence or authority (synset 110480990)
    "the mysterious presence of an evil power"; "may the force be with you"; "the forces of evil"
  8. A group of people having the power of effective action (synset 108224784)
    "he joined forces with a band of adventurers"
  9. (of a law) having legal validity (synset 104816894)
    "the law is still in effect"
  10. 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 (synset 100130563)
    "the shortstop got the runner at second on a force"
  1. To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means (synset 202510211)
    "She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"
  2. Urge or force (a person) to an action;
    Constrain or motivate (synset 201653967)
  3. Move with force (synset 201875972)
    "He pushed the table into a corner"
  4. Impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably (synset 200749422)
    "She forced her diet fads on him"
  5. Squeeze like a wedge into a tight space (synset 201530059)
    "I squeezed myself into the corner"
  6. Force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically (synset 201519166)
    "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad"
  7. Do forcibly;
    Exert force (synset 201353131)
    "Don't force it!"
  8. Take by force (synset 201589521)
    "Storm the fort"

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