Textual thesaurus for "force"

(noun) force out, force play, force-out

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

(noun) violence

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

(noun) effect

(of a law) having legal validity

the law is still in effect

(noun) 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

(noun) military force, military group, military unit

a unit that is part of some military service

he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men

(noun) personnel

group of people willing to obey orders

a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens

(noun) power

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

(verb) thrust

impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably

She forced her diet fads on him

(verb) pull, draw

cause to move by pulling

draw a wagon; pull a sled

(verb) drive, ram

force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically

She rammed her mind into focus; He drives me mad

(verb) wedge, squeeze

squeeze like a wedge into a tight space

I squeezed myself into the corner

(verb) storm

take by force

Storm the fort

(verb) impel

urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate

(verb) push

move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"

(verb) squeeze, pressure, hale, coerce

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