Synonyms of compel in English:

compel


See definition of compel

verb

1‘the lords compelled the peasants to hand over their harvest’

SYNONYMS

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

make

informal bulldoze, railroad, steamroller, twist someone's arm, strong-arm, lean on, put the screws on

archaic constrain

2‘they can compel compliance by issuing a directive’

SYNONYMS

exact, extort, demand, insist on, enforce, force, necessitate

archaic constrain