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Adjective
Evoking interest, attention, or admiration in a powerfully irresistible way
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“The novel tells a compelling story of a teenager who finds meaning and purpose from a place of hopelessness.”
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Inspiring conviction and not able to be refuted
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“The arguments presented are backed up by compelling evidence and data.”
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Requiring immediate attention
“A more compelling factor would be that of security.”
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Final, not open to question or debate
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Firm, strong, or substantial
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Resulting from, or relating to, an irresistible or overwhelming urge
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Significant or extreme in degree or intensity
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Necessary or very important
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Behaving or done in a determined and forceful way
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Having power and influence over others
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Forceful, dynamic or vigorous in nature
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Superseding others in importance or status
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Reliable and unfailing
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Making strict requirements
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Done, or behaving, in a brusquely imperious or authoritarian way
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Signifying or carrying a special meaning
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Likely to spread or influence others in a rapid manner
Noun
That which enforces, constraints, gives force, authority, or effect to
Verb
Present participle for to force or oblige (someone) to act
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“Manipulating language in order to compel his victims to commit themselves, the Confidence-Man then tests the limits of the commitment.”
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Present participle for to urge someone to do something
“She had tried to compel her husband to stop drinking.”
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Present participle for to bring about (something) by the use of force or pressure
“A government is an association of men and women authorized by society and the constitution to use force to compel obedience.”
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Present participle for to be persuaded based on available information
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Present participle for to affect
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Present participle for to hold or engage the attention of
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