Synonyms of force in English:

force


See definition of force

noun

1‘Eddie delivered a blow with all his force’

SYNONYMS

strength, power, energy, might, potency, vigour, muscle, stamina, effort, exertion, impact, pressure, weight, impetus

informal punch

ANTONYMS

weakness

2‘they used force to achieve their aims’

SYNONYMS

coercion, compulsion, constraint, duress, oppression, enforcement, harassment, intimidation, threats, pressure, pressurization, influence

violence

force majeure

informal arm-twisting

North American informal badassery

3‘they couldn't deny the force of the argument’

SYNONYMS

cogency, weight, effectiveness, efficacy, efficaciousness, soundness, validity, strength, might, power, significance, influence, authority, impressiveness, eloquence, persuasiveness, credibility, conclusiveness

logic, logicality, foundation, reasonableness, coherence

informal bite, punch

ANTONYMS

weakness

4‘he gave a performance of staggering expressive force’

SYNONYMS

intensity, feeling, passion, vigour, vigorousness, vehemence, drive, fierceness

vividness, impact

informal pizzazz, oomph, zing, zip, zap, punch

ANTONYMS

shallowness

5‘they see male lust as a corrupting force’

SYNONYMS

agency, power, influence, instrument, vehicle, means, cause, effect

6‘the government sent in a peacekeeping force’

SYNONYMS

body, body of people, group, outfit, party, team

corps, detachment, unit, squad, squadron, company, battalion, division, patrol, regiment, army

cohort

informal bunch


verb

1‘the raiders forced him to open the safe’

SYNONYMS

compel, coerce, make, constrain, oblige, impel, drive, necessitate, pressurize, pressure, press, push

exert force on, use force on, urge by force, use duress on, bring pressure to bear on, press-gang, browbeat, steamroller, bully, dragoon, bludgeon, terrorize, menace

informal put the squeeze on, put the bite on, put the screws on, tighten the screws on, lean on, twist someone's arm, use strong-arm tactics on, strong-arm, railroad, bulldoze

2‘the doors had to be forced’

SYNONYMS

break open, force open, burst open, prise open, kick in, knock down, blast

crack

3‘water was forced through a hole in the pipe’

SYNONYMS

propel, push, thrust, shove, drive, press, pump, expel

4‘they forced a confession out of the kids’

SYNONYMS

extract, elicit, exact, extort, wrest, wring, wrench, drag, screw, squeeze, milk

informal bleed


Phrases

    in force

      1‘the state of emergency remained in force’

      SYNONYMS

      effective, in operation, operative, operational, in action, valid, on the statute book, current, live, active

      binding

      informal

      up and running

      2‘her fans were out in force’

      SYNONYMS

      in great numbers, in great quantities, in hordes, in full strength

    force out

      ‘seventeen people were forced out of their homes’

      SYNONYMS

      evict, expel, eject, oust, remove, dislodge, turn out, put out, throw out, throw out on the streets, throw out on one's ear, drum out, drive out

      informal

      chuck out, kick out, boot out, heave out, throw someone out on their ear, defenestrate