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The army or military
“Some of those that work forces, are the same that learn courses.”
Physical processes
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The personnel employed in an organization
Plural for 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.”
Plural for having a powerful or persuasive effect
“As much as they disliked her, they had to respect the force in her words when she spoke.”
Plural for an organized body of military personnel or police
“The 2,000-strong police and military force arrived in the Solomons two weeks ago.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for mental or moral strength or power
“He faced his difficulties head-on with a force rarely seen in others.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for all the people employed by a particular organization
“We will need the entire force of the company to work on this issue before all else.”
Plural for a department of police officers
“The detective retired after more than twenty years in the force.”
(rare) Plural for a supply of resources to be drawn on when needed
“There was a great debate during the Cold War as to whether the nation's missile force was adequate.”
To 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.”
To make a way through, or into, with physical strength
“She went downstairs and noticed a window at the rear of the house had been forced.”
To 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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