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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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compel someone to do something

to force someone to do something; to drive someone to so something. You can't compel me to do that. She compelled herself to try, even though she was ill.
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Companies use Centive Compel, hailed by CIO Magazine as the "most widely used choice for sales compensation management," to accurately model and forecast commission costs, calculate commission and bonus earnings and gain real-time visibility into sales performance metrics.
We are proud that Compel is again the solution of choice for Ken Goldman at Black Duck and Marc Spigel at Crossbeam," said Michael Torto, president and CEO, Centive.
Compel added: 'SCH therefore alleges that it is entitled to retain the balance of the retention sum, and claims a further amount of approximately pounds 2 million from Compel.
Compel networks manage from ten to over 100,000 receivers.
Rejecting the bid earlier this month, Compel complained that Computacenter's proposal significantly undervalued the company .
Centive continues to deliver Compel as the industry's only fully integrated sales performance solution.
But it said the board of Compel had so far not co-operated and Computacenter was making its potential offer public to 'facilitate a more open discussion with Compel's shareholders'.
After a comprehensive evaluation of sales compensation solutions, it was clear that Centive Compel would offer us the most complete, mature and proven on-demand solution for strategic sales incentive management," said Florian Kluge, Senior Director of Finance, Draeger Medical, Inc.
3 per cent of Compel directly or through SCH, Britain's biggest private computer, software and services companies,
1990), the court stated that "the government's mere failure to tender immunity cannot amount to an attempt to compel a waiver of immunity.
Customer deployments: A record number of Compel deployments took place in Q4, representing more than 3,000 subscribers at companies like Pillar Data Systems, UT Starcom, CCH, Flowserve, McData, and ADIC/Quantum.
Expanding upon its award-winning features, Centive's latest version of Compel includes exciting new functionality such as custom reporting, document workflow with automated plan approval and advanced operational enhancements.
As a true indicator of leadership status, Compel has been selected and deployed by more CFOs and VPs of Sales than any other on-demand sales compensation management system.
Finance and sales executives at small and mid-sized companies have long recognized the challenges and inefficiencies of managing sales compensation on home-grown, spreadsheet-based systems, but until the introduction of Compel in May 2005, there were simply no other affordable alternatives," said Michael Torto, president and CEO at Centive.
Trex selected Compel as the best solution for automating sales compensation and providing sales representatives and managers with real-time visibility into sales performance.