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Overview of noun force

1. force -- (a powerful effect or influence; "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them")

2. force -- ((physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration")

3. force, forcefulness, strength -- (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")

4. force, personnel -- (group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens")

5. military unit, military force, military group, force -- (a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men")

6. violence, force -- (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")

7. power, force -- (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")

8. force -- (a group of people having the power of effective action; "he joined forces with a band of adventurers")

9. effect, force -- ((of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect")

10. force out, force-out, force play, force -- (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; "the shortstop got the runner at second on a force")

Overview of verb force
1. coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force -- (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")

2. impel, force -- (urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate)

3. push, force -- (move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner")

4. force, thrust -- (impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him")

5. wedge, squeeze, force -- (squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner")

6. force, drive, ram -- (force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad")

7. pull, draw, force -- (cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled")

8. force -- (do forcibly; exert force; "Don't force it!")

9. storm, force -- (take by force; "Storm the fort")

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