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What is another word for force?

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Strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement
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“Magnetic levitation occurs when the magnetic force is strong enough to overcome gravity and balance a body's weight.”
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Having a powerful or persuasive effect
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“As much as they disliked her, they had to respect the force in her words when she spoke.”
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An organized body of military personnel or police
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“The 2,000-strong police and military force arrived in the Solomons two weeks ago.”
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Coercion or compulsion, especially with the use or threat of violence
“At times, hunting parties encountered other camps of villagers, and they took them by force under threat of death.”
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Mental or moral strength or power
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“He faced his difficulties head-on with a force rarely seen in others.”
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A person or thing regarded as exerting power or influence
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“Much discussion in our modern world revolves around the concept of globalization and whether it is a force for good or evil.”
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All the people employed by a particular organization
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“We will need the entire force of the company to work on this issue before all else.”
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A department of police officers
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“The detective retired after more than twenty years in the force.”
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(rare) A supply of resources to be drawn on when needed
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“There was a great debate during the Cold War as to whether the nation's missile force was adequate.”
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Strength, especially muscular strength
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Control or dominance over someone or something
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(as in a rule, policy, or law) The state of being operative or enforceable
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The state or quality of having or using great power or force
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A forceful collision of two things
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Energy or effort expended towards an endeavor
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A flow of water over the edge of a cliff
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One's willpower or ability to control themselves
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A distinct emphasis given to a syllable or word in speech by stress or pitch
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Rough treatment or handling
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The basis or essence of something
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The driving force or agent behind something
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Prolonged cruel or unjust treatment, especially through the exercise of authority
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A person of a particular kind, especially one who is important or distinctive in some way
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(physics, mechanics) A force that tends to cause rotation
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A distinctive atmosphere or quality that seems to surround or be generated by someone or something
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Violent and hostile behavior or acts
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An army of trained civilians
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Weaponry or military unit
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A person's moral or emotional nature or sense of identity
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Fluent or persuasive speaking or writing
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The use of action to achieve a result, typically politically or socially
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A fleet of warships
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A force under the influence of which objects or people are drawn to each other
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A person considered an expert or authority on a given subject
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Harshness or sharpness in tone, nature or character
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The armed forces
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An act of squeezing something
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The forceful, irrefutable, and irrepressible state or quality of being overpowering
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The quality of someone's character or the level of their ability
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A quality considered good morally, or that gives something special worth
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The state or fact of being crude, vulgar, or generally lacking in class or decorum
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Violence when used in unethical or criminal behavior
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To obligate to do something
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“The competition generated would be expected to force the most expensive banks to reduce their costs.”
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To engage in activity with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
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“They forced a confession out of the kids.”
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To make a way through, or into, with physical strength
“She went downstairs and noticed a window at the rear of the house had been forced.”
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To drive or push into a specified position or state using physical strength or against resistance
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“I had to force the heavy washing machine into position so that I would be able to connect it to the pipes.”
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To pack into a small space, typically with force
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To take, pull or remove by force
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To impose an unwelcome or unnecessary person or thing on
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To encourage, goad or provoke into doing (or feeling) something
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To insert or introduce between or among others
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To forcibly impose obedience or servitude
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(usually of an object) To physically strain, or to apply force as to cause strain
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To direct or steer a group of animals or people
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To demand and enforce the performance or payment of of
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To draw out or empty a space or container
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To cause to occur
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To influence someone (usually dishonestly) in return for money
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To burst or gush from
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To engage in carnal activity with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
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To forcefully and swiftly destroy, dismiss, or smash something
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To move, demolish, or flatten with a bulldozer
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To drive away, or cause to go in a specified direction
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