verb (used with object), com·pelled, com·pel·ling.
verb (used without object), com·pelled, com·pel·ling.
Origin of compel
Examples from the Web for compellingly
A figure who could compellingly make that case is sadly missing from our national politics.
The awkward divergence from fashion is so compellingly wrong that it appears cool in the most ironic, hipster kind of way.The Secrets Behind the Bikinis of Harmony Korine’s New Film, ‘Spring Breakers’|Misty White Sidell|March 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Lewis wrote a compellingly readable autobiography called Surprised by Joy.
Olmert is the most compellingly contradictory character in Israeli public life.
Moreover, he must compellingly make the case that there has been a consistent strategy, plan, and consistent policy.
Dulaq felt himself being drawn into them gradually, compellingly, completely immersed in them.The Dueling Machine|Benjamin William Bova
He bent over her, his hands on her shoulders, his eyes looking into hers compellingly.Where the Trail Divides|Will Lillibridge
Need I look upon her coldly because she had become radiant, compellingly lovely?The Bacillus of Beauty|Harriet Stark
These were neglected, because their necessity was not so compellingly patent.The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy|Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
Suddenly and compellingly, he had become aware of the fact of Women.The Foolish Lovers|St. John G. Ervine
verb -pels, -pelling or -pelled (tr)
Word Origin for compel
mid-14c., from Old French compellir, from Latin compellere "to drive together, drive to one place" (of cattle), "to force or compel" (of persons), from com- "together" (see com-) + pellere "to drive" (see pulse (n.1)). Related: Compelled; compelling.