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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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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The UWO is a newly introduced law in the UK under its Criminal Finances Act 2017 where a court order can be issued to compel someone to reveal their sources of wealth.
We cannot compel someone to accept an offer of accommodation or even engage with us and some individuals, especially in the summer, choose to sleep outside.
Forced labor, sometimes also referred to as labor trafficking, encompasses the range of activities--recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing, or obtaining--involved when a person uses force or physical threats, psychological coercion, abuse of the legal process, deception, or other coercive means to compel someone to work.
1.<br />The state has made it misdemeanor -- punishable by up to 10 years in prison --to compel someone to perform a sexual act by threatening to accuse them of committing a crime or other disreputable act, to cause them economic damage, or to damage their property.
Understand what will compel someone to buy your product or service?
Mill's view that if we intolerantly compel someone to be silent we presuppose our own infallibility is defended by Furedi.
Hasan, on the other hand, comes from an impoverished background, which he said can easily compel someone to drug use.
I guess looking at those final numbers still wouldn't compel someone to pick him up.
According to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act, an interview under caution does not compel someone to answer questions although "it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned something which you later rely on in court."
What's going to compel someone to comment, share, or retweet?
A kidney donation is one of the only ways someone can save another's life overnight, and altruism is a driving force that can compel someone to give an organ to someone else.
It just needs to compel someone to want to purchase your product.At this point, notice that I haven't even entered the store yet and they have already tried to sell me something.
Though it might seem that success as an actor and comedic performer would compel someone to create a project in an expected and easily digestible format, Brady has continued to do what's made him famous--being himself and trusting his instincts.
You cannot compel someone to do something that they are not required to do.