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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.