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compelled

[ kuhm-peld ]
/ kəmˈpɛld /
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Definition of compelled

adjective
secured or brought about by force: Statements made in a compelled interview may not be used in a criminal proceeding.
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!
verb
the simple past tense and past participle of compel.
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Origin of compelled

OTHER WORDS FROM compelled

un·com·pelled, adjective
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