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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compel  \Com*pel"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Compelled};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n  {Compelling}.]  [L.  compellere,  compulsum  to  drive 
  together,  to  compel,  urge;  com-  +  pellere  to  drive:  cf  OF 
  compellir.  See  {Pulse}.] 
  1.  To  drive  or  urge  with  force,  or  irresistibly;  to  force;  to 
  constrain;  to  oblige;  to  necessitate,  either  by  physical 
  or  moral  force. 
 
  Wolsey  .  .  .  compelled  the  people  to  pay  up  the 
  whole  subsidy  at  once.  --Hallam. 
 
  And  they  compel  one  Simon  .  .  .  to  bear  his  cross. 
  --Mark  xv  21. 
 
  2.  To  take  by  force  or  violence;  to  seize;  to  exact;  to 
  extort.  [R.] 
 
  Commissions,  which  compel  from  each  The  sixth  part 
  of  his  substance.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  force  to  yield;  to  overpower;  to  subjugate. 
 
  Easy  sleep  their  weary  limbs  compelled.  --Dryden. 
 
  I  compel  all  creatures  to  my  will  --Tennyson. 
 
  4.  To  gather  or  unite  in  a  crowd  or  company.  [A  Latinism] 
  ``In  one  troop  compelled.''  --Dryden. 
 
  5.  To  call  forth;  to  summon.  [Obs.]  --Chapman. 
 
  She  had  this  knight  from  far  compelled.  --Spenser. 
 
  Syn:  To  force;  constrain;  oblige;  necessitate;  coerce.  See 
  {Coerce}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  compelled 
  adj  :  being  under  moral  or  legal  obligation;  "felt  bound  by  his 
  promise"  [syn:  {bound},  {compelled(p)},  {constrained(p)}, 
  {obligate}] 




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