verb (used with object), com·pelled, com·pel·ling.
verb (used without object), com·pelled, com·pel·ling.
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Its precise, level tone and attention to detail lend his narratives a force and immediacy that compel our attention.‘Eddie’s Boy,’ by Thomas Perry, continues the saga of a retired hit man who can’t escape his past|Bill Sheehan|November 29, 2020|Washington Post
All of this will complicate attempts by companies and other institutions to compel individuals to get a covid vaccine.Can your boss make you get a COVID vaccine? Probably|Jeff|November 29, 2020|Fortune
When the next crisis occurs, federal agencies will feel compelled to rescue not only our financial system but also our leading banking-and-commercial conglomerates.Why it would be a huge mistake to allow Big Tech firms to acquire banks|jakemeth|November 26, 2020|Fortune
Many public health experts have compared the effort to compel Americans to wear masks during the pandemic to the decades-long struggle to persuade people to wear seatbelts.Two School Districts Had Different Mask Policies. Only One Had a Teacher on a Ventilator.|by Annie Waldman and Heather Vogell|November 23, 2020|ProPublica
Google was compelled to create a “search choice” screen for Android users upon setup of a new device.Is Apple getting real about search and about to take on Google?|Greg Sterling|August 27, 2020|Search Engine Land
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
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
But atmosphere, toujours atmosphere—of that Huysmans is the compeller.Egoists|James Huneker
But for all his incalculable indebtednesses, Wagner is the great initiator, the compeller of the modern period.Musical Portraits|Paul Rosenfeld