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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And so I say to you, do not compel us to assign to the guardians a sort of happiness which will make them anything but guardians; for we too can clothe our husbandmen in royal apparel, and set crowns of gold on their heads, and bid them till the ground as much as they like, and no more.
Books fuel our imagination and compel us to become better thinkers.
"Those threats, in addition to the ailing economic and social conditions, compel us to mobilize swiftly and to take the necessary steps to protect the internal situation and face challenges.
Our limited stocks compel us to raise the price of pork that ranges from [adding] P20 per kilo regardless of cuts,' said Annie Cumarat, a local pork retailer in the city.
Roque also asserted, 'There is no rule under international law that would 'compel us to admit anyone whom we do not want to admit in our territory.'
Her lush and bewildering films distort conventional narrative to such a degree that they can be hard to follow, but the intensity of her voice-overs and the wit of her directives compel us to keep trying.
He explained that the challenges faced by the United States compel us to retain military superiority.
"Our (constitutional) oath compel us to be optimistic," His Highness Sheikh Jaber said in a brief statement to reporters after a dinner banquet hosted by Parliament speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim, for members of the executive and legislative authorities.
The challenges of conquering poverty, combatting climate change and achieving truly sustainable development in the coming decades compel us to work together."
To sum up, the CRDC paints a stark portrait of inequity in opportunity in America that is educationally unsound, morally bankrupt, and economically self-destructive to our nation's best interest--this must compel us to act."
An asteroid hit is a low-probability event, but one whose high impacts compel us to think about how to deal with it.
All of these projections anticipate a future with a dramatic increase in the number of people with Alzheimer's and should compel us to prepare for it," said Weuve.
Mutual need to enhance growth and employment "compel us to identify a reasonably short path to success before we launch negotiations," he added.
To return to first principles would compel us to ask who gains from the haste and what is it they want.