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Definitions of force:
  • noun:   physical energy or intensity
    Example: "He hit with all the force he could muster"
  • noun:   a powerful effect or influence
    Example: "The force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"
  • noun:   a group of people having the power of effective action
    Example: "He joined forces with a band of adventurers"
  • noun:   group of people willing to obey orders
    Example: "A public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
  • noun:   (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    Example: "Force equals mass times acceleration"
  • noun:   an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)
    Example: "He may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"
  • noun:   (of a law) having legal validity
  • noun:   one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
    Example: "May the force be with you"
  • noun:   a unit that is part of some military service
    Example: "He sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
  • verb:   impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably
    Example: "She forced her diet fads on him"
  • verb:   do forcibly; exert force
    Example: "Don't force it!"
  • verb:   force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
  • verb:   take by force
  • verb:   urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
  • verb:   move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
  • verb:   cause to move along the ground by pulling
  • verb:   squeeze like a wedge into a tight space
  • verb:   to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #7982)

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