verb (used with object), com·pelled, com·pel·ling.
verb (used without object), com·pelled, com·pel·ling.
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But atmosphere, toujours atmosphere—of that Huysmans is the compeller.Egoists
Was he not my son-in-law, my ancient friend, for 20 years the master of great Rome, for 30 years the compeller of victory?Caesar and Cleopatra
George Bernard Shaw
But for all his incalculable indebtednesses, Wagner is the great initiator, the compeller of the modern period.Musical Portraits
Jupiter is denominated by Homer the compeller of clouds: Juno receives them, and remits them in showers to plants and animals.Imaginary Conversations and Poems
Walter Savage Landor