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force

 
Noun force has 9 senses
  1. 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"
    --1 is a kind of unit, social unit
    --1 is a member of military service, armed service, service
    --1 has members: serviceman, military man, man, military personnel
    --1 has particulars:
     trip wire; command; enemy; task force; army unit; naval unit; air unit; armor, armour; mujahidin, mujahedin, mujahedeen, mujahadeen, mujahadin, mujahideen, mujahadein; legion; echelon; phalanx; Republican Guard; Haganah; Israeli Defense Force, IDF; militia, reserves; home guard; commando; contingent, detail; headquarters; spearhead
  2. 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"
    --2 is a kind of causal agent, cause, causal agency
    --2 has particulars: juggernaut, steamroller; influence; Moloch
    Derived forms: verb force7, verb force4, verb force1
  3. force - (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration"
    --3 is a kind of
    physical phenomenon
    --3 has particulars:
     aerodynamic force; affinity, chemical attraction; attraction, attractive force; repulsion, repulsive force; centrifugal force; centripetal force; cohesion; Coriolis force; drift, impetus, impulsion; Lorentz force; moment; propulsion; pull; push, thrust; reaction; stress; torsion, torque; magnetomotive force; life force, vital force, vitality, elan vital
    Derived forms: verb force8, verb force7, verb force3
  4. force, personnel - group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
    --4 is a kind of organization, organisation
    --4 has particulars:
     guerrilla force, guerilla force; military service, armed service, service; military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine; paramilitary, paramilitary force, paramilitary unit, paramilitary organization, paramilitary organisation; police, police force, constabulary, law; security force, private security force; military police, MP; work force, workforce, manpower, hands, men; patrol; military personnel, soldiery, troops; rank and file, rank; staff; line personnel; management personnel
  5. force - a powerful effect or influence; "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"
    --5 is a kind of
    influence
    --5 has particulars: pressure; duress; heartbeat; lifeblood; wheels
    Derived forms: verb force7, verb force4, verb force2, verb force1
  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"
    --6 is a kind of aggression, hostility
    --6 has particulars: domestic violence; road rage; riot, public violence
    Derived form: verb force9
  7. 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"
    --7 is a kind of intensity, intensiveness
    --7 has particulars:
     brunt; momentum, impulse; energy, vigor, vigour
  8. force - a group of people having the power of effective action; "he joined forces with a band of adventurers"
    --8 is a kind of
    social group
  9. effect, force - (of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect"
    --9 is a kind of validity, validness
Verb force has 9 senses
  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"
    --1 is one way to compel, oblige, obligate
    Derived forms: noun force5, noun force2
    Sample sentence:
    They force him to write the letter
  2. impel, force - urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
    --2 is one way to cause, do, make
    Derived form: noun force5
    Sample sentence:
    They force him to write the letter
  3. push, force - move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
    --3 is one way to move, displace
    Derived form: noun force3
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. force, thrust - impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him"
    --4 is one way to compel, oblige, obligate
    Derived forms: noun force5, noun force2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something on somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
    Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something
  5. wedge, squeeze, force - squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"
    --5 is one way to move, displace
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  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"
    --6 is one way to thrust
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  7. force - do forcibly; exert force; "Don't force it!"
    --7 is one way to
    act, move
    Derived forms: noun force5, noun force3, noun force2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  8. pull, draw, force - cause to move along the ground by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
    --8 is one way to move, displace
    Derived form: noun force3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  9. storm, force - take by force; "Storm the fort"
    --9 is one way to penetrate, perforate
    Derived form: noun force6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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