[ kuhm-peld ]
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  1. secured or brought about by force: Statements made in a compelled interview may not be used in a criminal proceeding.

  2. forced or driven to a particular course of action, often by an irresistible internal urge: I haven't felt so compelled to learn as much as I can about something since my fascination with Slavic folk music!

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of compel.

Origin of compelled


Other words from compelled

  • un·com·pelled, adjective

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