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One entry found for compel.
Main Entry: com·pel
Pronunciation: kschwam-primarystresspel
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): com·pelled; com·pel·ling
1 : to cause to do something by the use of physical, moral, or mental pressure : FORCE <illness compelled him to stay in bed>
2 : 1EXACT, EXTORT <compel obedience>
- com·pel·ler noun
- com·pel·ling·ly /-primarystresspel-ieng-lemacron/ adverb

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