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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Force  \Force\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Forced};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Forcing}.]  [OF.  forcier,  F.  forcer,  fr  LL  forciare 
  fortiare  See  {Force},  n.] 
  1.  To  constrain  to  do  or  to  forbear,  by  the  exertion  of  a 
  power  not  resistible;  to  compel  by  physical,  moral,  or 
  intellectual  means  to  coerce;  as  masters  force  slaves  to 
  labor. 
 
  2.  To  compel,  as  by  strength  of  evidence;  as  to  force 
  conviction  on  the  mind. 
 
  3.  To  do  violence  to  to  overpower,  or  to  compel  by  violence 
  to  one;s  will  especially,  to  ravish;  to  violate;  to 
  commit  rape  upon 
 
  To  force  their  monarch  and  insult  the  court. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  I  should  have  forced  thee  soon  wish  other  arms. 
  --Milton. 
 
  To  force  a  spotless  virgin's  chastity.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  obtain  or  win  by  strength;  to  take  by  violence  or 
  struggle;  specifically,  to  capture  by  assault;  to  storm, 
  as  a  fortress. 
 
  5.  To  impel,  drive,  wrest,  extort,  get  etc.,  by  main 
  strength  or  violence;  --  with  a  following  adverb,  as 
  along  away  from  into  through  out  etc 
 
  It  stuck  so  fast  so  deeply  buried  lay  That  scarce 
  the  victor  forced  the  steel  away  --Dryden. 
 
  To  force  the  tyrant  from  his  seat  by  war.  --Sahk. 
 
  Ethelbert  ordered  that  none  should  be  forced  into 
  religion.  --Fuller. 
 
  6.  To  put  in  force;  to  cause  to  be  executed;  to  make  binding; 
  to  enforce.  [Obs.] 
 
  What  can  the  church  force  more?  --J.  Webster. 
 
  7.  To  exert  to  the  utmost;  to  urge;  hence  to  strain;  to  urge 
  to  excessive,  unnatural,  or  untimely  action  to  produce  by 
  unnatural  effort;  as  to  force  a  consient  or  metaphor;  to 
  force  a  laugh;  to  force  fruits. 
 
  High  on  a  mounting  wave  my  head  I  bore,  Forcing  my 
  strength,  and  gathering  to  the  shore.  --Dryden. 
 
  8.  (Whist)  To  compel  (an  adversary  or  partner)  to  trump  a 
  trick  by  leading  a  suit  of  which  he  has  none. 
 
  9.  To  provide  with  forces;  to  re["e]nforce;  to  strengthen  by 
  soldiers;  to  man;  to  garrison.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  10.  To  allow  the  force  of  to  value;  to  care  for  [Obs.] 
 
  For  me  I  force  not  argument  a  straw.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  compel;  constrain;  oblige;  necessitate;  coerce; 
  drive;  press;  impel. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forced  \Forced\,  a. 
  Done  or  produced  with  force  or  great  labor,  or  by 
  extraordinary  exertion;  hurried;  strained;  produced  by 
  unnatural  effort  or  pressure;  as  a  forced  style;  a  forced 
  laugh. 
 
  {Forced  draught}.  See  under  {Draught}. 
 
  {Forced  march}  (Mil.),  a  march  of  one  or  more  days  made  with 
  all  possible  speed.  --  {For"ced*ly},  adv  -- 
  {For"ced*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  forced 
  adj  1:  produced  by  or  subjected  to  forcing:  "forced-air  heating"; 
  "furnaces  of  the  forced-convection  type";  "forced 
  convection  in  plasma  generators" 
  2:  forced  or  compelled;  "promised  to  abolish  forced  labor" 
  3:  made  necessary  by  an  unexpected  situation  or  emergency;  "a 
  forced  landing"  [syn:  {unexpected}] 
  4:  lacking  spontaneity;  not  natural;  "a  constrained  smile"; 
  "forced  heartiness";  "a  strained  smile"  [syn:  {constrained}, 
  {strained}] 




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