compel (someone) to (do something)

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compel (someone) to (do something)

To strongly encourage or pressure someone to do something. Threaten me all you want—you'll never compel me to be a traitor to my country!
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Attendees of the presentation discovered how to create a "TV-like" webcast that viewers will choose to watch and will compel them to action.