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One entry found for compel.
Main Entry: comĚpel
Pronunciation: kschwam-primarystresspel
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): comĚpelled; comĚpelĚling
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>
- comĚpelĚler noun
- comĚpelĚlingĚly /-primarystresspel-ieng-lemacron/ adverb

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