An example of compel is when you argue until someone agrees to give in.
The court compelled the company to pay full restitution. My conscience compels me to speak out.
Growing riots compelled the evacuation of the embassy.
I compel all creatures to my will.
Origin of compel
- Middle English compellen from Latin compellere com- com- pellere to drive pel-5 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition