One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the lords compelled the peasants to hand over their harvest’
force, coerce into, pressurize into, pressure, impel, drive, press, push, urge, prevail on
dragoon into, browbeat into, bully into, bludgeon into, intimidate into, terrorize into
oblige, require, put under an obligation, leave someone no option but to
informal bulldoze, railroad, steamroller, twist someone's arm, strong-arm, lean on, put the screws on
2‘they can compel compliance by issuing a directive’
exact, extort, demand, insist on, enforce, force, necessitate
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