verb (used with object), com·pelled, com·pel·ling.
verb (used without object), com·pelled, com·pel·ling.
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The mission and values of The San Diego Foundation compel me to take steps forward for the benefit of those among us who are under-resourced and under-represented in society.Reversing Racism Will Take Every Tool Available — Including Prop. 16|Mark Stuart|October 28, 2020|Voice of San Diego
I feel personally really compelled to do everything in my power to help remedy that wrong.Sacramento Report: Gonzalez Isn’t Spending on the Ballot Measure You Might Think|Sara Libby|October 16, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Her mother is talking to her again, and, as of last fall, she no longer felt compelled to cover her own chin tattoo while at work.
Swayed by her age, particularly expectations of where she should be at this stage in life, Radha feels compelled to take it, only to find that what may have worked in the early years of her journey may not work for the woman she is now.
When they’re together, the show feels compelled to give them conflict, and most of it’s forced and inorganic.