compel

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /kəmˈpɛl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: com‧pel

Verb[change]

Plain form
compel

Third-person singular
compels

Past tense
compelled

Past participle
compelled

Present participle
compelling

  1. (old, no longer used) To drive together, round up.
  2. (transitive) If you are compelled to do something, you are forced to do it.

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