- to force or drive, especially to a course of action: His disregard of the rules compels us to dismiss him.
- to secure or bring about by force.
- to force to submit; subdue.
- to overpower.
- Archaic. to drive together; unite by force; herd.
- to use force.
- to have a powerful and irresistible effect, influence, etc.
Origin of compel
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Related Words for uncompelledautonomous, chosen, deliberate, elected, free, freely, gratuitous, honorary, independent, intended, intentional, optional, spontaneous, unasked, unconstrained, unforced, unpaid, volitional, volunteer, willful
Examples from the Web for uncompelled
Historical Examples of uncompelled
If she gives up anything it is by her own free and uncompelled will.Armorel of Lyonesse
It is this voluntary, uncompelled, spontaneous devotion of Himself to the good of men which is the magnetic point in this earth.
Without hope, uncompelled labor is an impossibility; and hope implies an object.Lectures on Art
No one uncompelled cared to face the grim, gray, scowling day whose breath was freezing.A Man's Hearth
Eleanor M. Ingram
- to cause (someone) by force (to be or do something)
- to obtain by force; exactto compel obedience
- to overpower or subdue
- archaic to herd or drive together