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Definition of Compel

Compel
Compel Com*pel", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compelled; p. pr. & vb. n Compelling.] [L. compellere, compulsum, to drive together, to compel, urge; com- + pellere to drive: cf. OF. compellir. See Pulse.] 1. To drive or urge with force, or irresistibly; to force; to constrain; to oblige; to necessitate, either by physical or moral force. Wolsey . . . compelled the people to pay up the whole subsidy at once. --Hallam. And they compel one Simon . . . to bear his cross. --Mark xv. 21. 2. To take by force or violence; to seize; to exact; to extort. [R.] Commissions, which compel from each The sixth part of his substance. --Shak. 3. To force to yield; to overpower; to subjugate. Easy sleep their weary limbs compelled. --Dryden. I compel all creatures to my will. --Tennyson. 4. To gather or unite in a crowd or company. [A Latinism] ``In one troop compelled.' --Dryden. 5. To call forth; to summon. [Obs.] --Chapman. She had this knight from far compelled. --Spenser. Syn: To force; constrain; oblige; necessitate; coerce. See Coerce.
Compel
Compel Com*pel", v. i. To make one yield or submit. ``If she can not entreat, I can compel.' --Shak.

Meaning of Compel from wikipedia

- A motion to compel asks the court to order either the opposing party or a third party to take some action. This sort of motion most commonly deals with...
- rare and sporadic. But the federal posse comitatus, quite literally, had compelled all of the United States to accept the legitimacy of slavery. In an exhaustive...
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- The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin and written for the screen by William Peter Blatty, based on his...
- Compelled speech is a transmission of expression required by law. A related legal concept is protected speech. Just as freedom of speech protects free...
- Compelled is a 1960 British neo noir black and white crime film, one of two films directed by Ramsey Herrington. It stars Ronald Howard and Beth Rogan...
- necessity are considered compelling government interests. Restricting access to unapproved prescription drugs is also a compelling government interest. In...
- The term compelled signalling refers to a class of telecommunications signalling protocols where receipt of each discrete signal needs to be explicitly...
- The photic sneeze reflex (also known as Autosomal Dominant Compelling Helio-Ophthalmic Outburst (ACHOO) syndrome or photosneezia, from the Gr**** φῶς, phōs...
- summons is a writ issued by a government agency, most often a court, to compel testimony by a witness or production of evidence under a penalty for failure...