force

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfɔːrs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/fɔrs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fôrs, fōrs)

Inflections of 'force' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
forces
v 3rd person singular
forcing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
forced
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
forced
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Verb: require
Synonyms:
require , make , compel , coerce, oblige, press , pressure , put pressure on, obligate, demand , drive , twist sb's arm (informal), order , impel, impose, constrain , strong-arm (informal), put the squeeze on (slang), put the screws on (slang)
Antonyms:
ask , request , beg , plea , butter up
Sense: Noun: power to act effectively
Synonyms:
energy , muscle , strength , dominance, determination , drive , forcefulness, vigor, vigour (UK), assertiveness, potency, power , push , intensity, impact , might , firepower, horsepower, muscle (informal)
Antonyms:
weakness , impotence, powerlessness, vulnerability, helplessness, ineptness
Sense: Noun: physical power
Synonyms:
strength , might , power , energy , muscle , welly (UK, slang)
Antonyms:
weakness , impotence, frailty, feebleness
Sense: Noun: constraint
Synonyms:
coercion, duress, violence , pressure , arm-twisting, compulsion, constraint
Antonyms:
nonviolence, agreement , accord , consent
Sense: Noun: organized group
Synonyms:
unit , contingent , crack squad, armed force, army , division , company , body , battalion, legion, squadron
Sense: Verb: break open
Synonyms:
break sth open, bust sth open, pry sth open (US), prize sth open, prise sth open (UK), crack sth open, break into, jimmy (US), jemmy (UK), crack , bust
Antonyms:
ease , ease open, tap , nudge
Sense: Verb: rape
Synonyms:
rape , violate, sexually abuse, sexually assault, assault

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