force
noun.
a powerful effect or influence
the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
noun.
(physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
force equals mass times acceleration
noun.
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
noun.
group of people willing to obey orders
a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens
Synonym: personnel
noun.
a unit that is part of some military service
he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men
noun.
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
Synonym: violence
noun.
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
Synonym: power
noun.
a group of people having the power of effective action
he joined forces with a band of adventurers
noun.
(of a law) having legal validity
the law is still in effect
Synonym: effect
noun.
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
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|He squeezed her for information
verb.
urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
Synonym: impel
verb.
move with force
He pushed the table into a corner
Synonym: push
verb.
impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
She forced her diet fads on him
Synonym: thrust
verb.
squeeze like a wedge into a tight space
I squeezed myself into the corner
Synonym: squeeze, wedge
verb.
force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
She rammed her mind into focus|He drives me mad
Synonym: drive, ram
verb.
do forcibly; exert force
Don't force it!
verb.
take by force
Storm the fort
Synonym: storm