Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun force

10 senses of force

Sense 1
force -- (a powerful effect or influence; "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them")
       => influence -- (a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc; "used her parents' influence to get the job")

Sense 2
force -- ((physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration")
       => physical phenomenon -- (a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy)

Sense 3
force, forcefulness, strength -- (physical energy or intensity; "he hit with all the force he could muster"; "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale"; "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man")
       => intensity, intensiveness -- (high level or degree; the property of being intense)

Sense 4
force, personnel -- (group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens")
       => organization, organisation -- (a group of people who work together)

Sense 5
military unit, military force, military group, force -- (a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men")
       => unit, social unit -- (an organization regarded as part of a larger social group; "the coach said the offensive unit did a good job"; "after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit")

Sense 6
violence, force -- (an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists); "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one")
       => aggression, hostility -- (violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked)

Sense 7
power, force -- (one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority; "the mysterious presence of an evil power"; "may the force be with you"; "the forces of evil")
       => causal agent, cause, causal agency -- (any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results)

Sense 8
force -- (a group of people having the power of effective action; "he joined forces with a band of adventurers")
       => social group -- (people sharing some social relation)

Sense 9
effect, force -- ((of a law) having legal validity; "the law is still in effect")
       => validity, validness -- (the quality of having legal force or effectiveness)

Sense 10
force out, force-out, force play, force -- (a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base; "the shortstop got the runner at second on a force")
       => putout -- (an out resulting from a fielding play (not a strikeout); "the first baseman made 15 putouts")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb force

9 senses of force

Sense 1
coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force -- (to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information")
       => compel, oblige, obligate -- (force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form")

Sense 2
impel, force -- (urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate)
       => cause, do, make -- (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident")

Sense 3
push, force -- (move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")
          Phrasal Verb-> force out#4; force out#3

Sense 4
force, thrust -- (impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him")
       => compel, oblige, obligate -- (force somebody to do something; "We compel all students to fill out this form")

Sense 5
wedge, squeeze, force -- (squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 6
force, drive, ram -- (force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad")
       => thrust -- (push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward")

Sense 7
pull, draw, force -- (cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 8
force -- (do forcibly; exert force; "Don't force it!")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")
          Phrasal Verb-> force out#7; force out#6; force out#5; force back#1

Sense 9
storm, force -- (take by force; "Storm the fort")
       => penetrate, perforate -- (pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest")

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