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Strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement
“Magnetic levitation occurs when the magnetic force is strong enough to overcome gravity and balance a body's weight.”
The powerful effect of something
“As much as they disliked her, they had to respect the force in her words when she spoke.”
An organized body of military personnel or police
“The 2,000-strong police and military force arrived in the Solomons two weeks ago.”
Coercion or compulsion, especially with the use or threat of violence
“At times, hunting parties encountered other camps of villagers, and they took them by force under threat of death.”
Mental or moral strength or power
“He faced his difficulties head-on with a force rarely seen in others.”
A person or thing regarded as exerting power or influence
“Much discussion in our modern world revolves around the concept of globalization and whether it is a force for good or evil.”
A group of persons at work or available for work
“We will need the entire force of the company to work on this issue before all else.”
A department of police officers
“The detective retired after more than twenty years in the force.”
(rare) The number of individuals or amount of something available at any given time
“There was a great debate during the Cold War as to whether the nation's missile force was adequate.”
Obligate to do something
“The competition generated would be expected to force the most expensive banks to reduce their costs.”
To engage in activity with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
“They forced a confession out of the kids.”
Make a way through or into by physical strength
“She went downstairs and noticed a window at the rear of the house had been forced.”
Drive or push into a specified position or state using physical strength or against resistance
“I had to force the heavy washing machine into position so that I would be able to connect it to the pipes.”
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