[n] 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"
[n] (of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect"
[n] 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"
[n] a powerful effect or influence; "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"
[n] a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
[n] a group of people having the power of effective action; "he joined forces with a band of adventurers"
[n] group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
[n] 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"
[n] (physics) the physical influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration"
[v] impose or thrust urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him"
[v] cause to move along the ground by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
[v] do forcibly; exert force; "Don't force it!"
[v] force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad"
[v] squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"
[v] take by force; "Storm the fort"
[v] urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
[v] move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
[v] to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
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