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force meaning

[ fɔ:s ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "force""force" in a sentence
  • Noun: force  fors
    1. A powerful effect or influence
      "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them" 
    2. (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
      "force equals mass times acceleration" 
    3. Physical energy or intensity
      "he hit with all the force he could muster"
    Verb: force  fors
    1. To cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means
      "She forced him to take a job in the city"
      - coerce, hale [archaic], squeeze, pressure 
    2. Urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
      - impel 
    3. Move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
      - push 
    4. Impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
      "She forced her diet fads on him"
      - thrust 
    5. Squeeze like a wedge into a tight space
      - wedge, squeeze 
    6. Force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
      - drive, ram 
    7. Cause to move by pulling
      - pull, draw 
    8. Do forcibly; exert force
      "Don't force it!" 
    9. Take by force
      - storm

    Derived forms: forces, forced, forcing

    See also: force back, force out, forced, forcible

    Type of: act, aggression, causal agency, causal agent, cause, compel, displace, do, hostility, influence, intensity, intensiveness, make, move, obligate, oblige, organisation [Brit], organization, penetrate, perforate, physical phenomenon, putout, social group, social unit, thrust, unit, validity, validness

    Part of: armed service, military service, service

    Encyclopedia: Force Force, Italy

  • [Business]
    AmE / noun, verb



    1 [C]

    a person or thing that has a lot of power or influence:

    The company has become a major force in the cellphone industry.

    She was the driving force (= the person who has the most influence) behind the group's success.

    He is seen as a powerful force for change.


    a dominant/driving/major/powerful force

    competitive/economic forces

    2 [U]

    the authority of sth:

    These guidelines do not have the force of law.

    3 (HR ) [C with sing./pl. verb]

    a group of people who have been organized for a particular purpose WORKFORCE


    come/enter into force

    (about a law, rule, etc.) to start being used:

    New accounting rules come into force next year.

    in force

    (about a law, rule, etc.) being used or applied:

    the environmental standards in force in Europe

    join/combine forces (with sb)

    to work together in order to achieve a shared aim:

    They hoped to join forces with Fiat to develop new vehicles.


    verb [+ obj]

    1 (often be forced)

    to make sb/sth do sth that they do not want to do:

    The president was forced into resigning.

    She was forced out of her job.

    The economic downturn has forced us to cut jobs.

    to be forced into bankruptcy

    2 (often used with an adverb or a preposition)

    to make sth happen, especially sth bad or sth other people do not want:

    They have collected enough signatures to force a vote.

    Fierce competition has forced down the cost of telephone services.

    The high levels of consumer debt could force a rise in interest rates.

    The shortage of properties is forcing prices up.

  • [Defence]
    1. An aggregation of military personnel, weapon systems, equipment, and necessary support, or combination thereof.
    2. A major subdivision of a fleet.
    (JP 1)

  • [Law]
    A power put in motion. It is generally understood to mean unlawful violence and can be actual or implied.

    If a person with force breaks a door or gate for an illegal purpose, it is lawful to oppose force with force; and if one enters the close of another, he may be expelled immediately without a previous request as there is no time to make a request. When it is necessary to rely upon actual force in pleading, as in the case of a forcible entry, the words "manu forti," ["with a strong hand"] should be adopted. But in other cases, the words "vi et armis," ["with force and arms"] is sufficient.

    The entry into the ground of another without his consent is breaking his close, for force is implied in every trespass quare clausum fregit. In the case of false imprisonment, force is implied. And the same rule prevails where a wife, a daughter or a servant have been enticed away or debauched, though in fact they consented, the law considering them incapable of consenting.

    In general, a mere nonfeasance cannot be considered as forcible, for where there has been no act, there cannot be force, as in the case of the mere detention of goods without an unlawful taking.

  • [Mechanics]
    "That influence on a body which causes it to accelerate, quantitatively it is a vector, equal to the body's time rate of change of momentum."

  • [Medicine]
    n : an agency or influence that if applied to a free body results chiefly in an acceleration of the body and sometimes in elastic deformation and other effects

  • [Computer]
    A dBASE dialect for MS-DOS.
  • He forced a laugh to his shaking lips.
  • The company was forced to pass its dividend.
  • The viscous drags is equal to the resultant force.
  • The irregular force is completely irregular.
  • Fresh force was force recently done.
  • Fresh force was force recently done.
  • The force of the rapids had been terrifying.
  • Certain particles will exert equal forces.
  • He could not force the bishop to appoint him.
  • A secret force thrust me forward again.
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