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")

Antonyms of adj forced

3 of 4 senses of forced

Sense 2
forced -- (forced or compelled; "promised to abolish forced labor")

INDIRECT (VIA involuntary) -> voluntary -- (of your own free will or design; done by choice; not forced or compelled; "man is a voluntary agent"; "participation was voluntary"; "voluntary manslaughter"; "voluntary generosity in times of disaster"; "voluntary social workers"; "a voluntary confession")

Sense 3
forced -- (made necessary by an unexpected situation or emergency; "a forced landing")

INDIRECT (VIA unscheduled) -> scheduled -- (planned or scheduled for some certain time or times; "the scheduled meeting"; "the scheduled flights had to be cancelled because of snow")

Sense 4
constrained, forced, strained -- (lacking spontaneity; not natural; "a constrained smile"; "forced heartiness"; "a strained smile")

INDIRECT (VIA affected) -> unaffected -- (free of artificiality; sincere and genuine; "an unaffected grace")

Similarity of adj forced

4 senses of forced

Sense 1
forced -- (produced by or subjected to forcing; "forced-air heating"; "furnaces of the forced-convection type"; "forced convection in plasma generators")
       Participle of verb force (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")

Sense 2
forced -- (forced or compelled; "promised to abolish forced labor")
       => involuntary (vs. voluntary), nonvoluntary, unvoluntary -- (not subject to the control of the will; "involuntary manslaughter"; "involuntary servitude"; "an involuntary shudder"; "It (becoming a hero) was involuntary. They sank my boat"- John F.Kennedy)

Sense 3
forced -- (made necessary by an unexpected situation or emergency; "a forced landing")
       => unscheduled (vs. scheduled) -- (not scheduled or not on a regular schedule; "an unscheduled meeting"; "the plane made an unscheduled stop at Gander for refueling")

Sense 4
constrained, forced, strained -- (lacking spontaneity; not natural; "a constrained smile"; "forced heartiness"; "a strained smile")
       => affected (vs. unaffected), unnatural -- (speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression)

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