To compel is to force someone do something or make something happen.(verb)
An example of compel is when you argue until someone agrees to give in.
See compel in Webster's New World College Dictionary
See compel in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb com·pelled, com·pel·ling, com·pels
Origin: Middle English compellen
Origin: , from Latin compellere
Origin: : com-, com-
Origin: + pellere, to drive; see pel-5 in Indo-European roots.
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