Synonyms for force

Synonyms for (noun) force

Synonyms: force, force out, force play, force-out

Definition: a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base

Usage: the shortstop got the runner at second on a force

Similar words: putout

Definition: an out resulting from a fielding play (not a strikeout)

Usage: the first baseman made 15 putouts


Synonyms: violence, force

Definition: an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)

Usage: he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one

Similar words: aggression, hostility

Definition: violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked


Synonyms: effect, force

Definition: (of a law) having legal validity

Usage: the law is still in effect

Similar words: validity, validness

Definition: the quality of having legal force or effectiveness


Synonyms: force, forcefulness, strength

Definition: physical energy or intensity

Usage: he hit with all the force he could muster; it was destroyed by the strength of the gale; a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man

Similar words: intensity, intensiveness

Definition: high level or degree; the property of being intense


Synonyms: force

Definition: a powerful effect or influence

Usage: the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them

Similar words: influence

Definition: a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc

Usage: used her parents' influence to get the job


Synonyms: military force, military group, military unit, force

Definition: a unit that is part of some military service

Usage: he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men

Similar words: unit, social unit

Definition: an organization regarded as part of a larger social group

Usage: the coach said the offensive unit did a good job; after the battle the soldier had trouble rejoining his unit


Synonyms: force

Definition: a group of people having the power of effective action

Usage: he joined forces with a band of adventurers

Similar words: social group

Definition: people sharing some social relation


Synonyms: force, personnel

Definition: group of people willing to obey orders

Usage: a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens

Similar words: organisation, organization

Definition: a group of people who work together


Synonyms: power, force

Definition: one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority

Usage: the mysterious presence of an evil power; may the force be with you; the forces of evil

Similar words: causal agency, causal agent, cause

Definition: any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results


Synonyms: force

Definition: (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity

Usage: force equals mass times acceleration

Similar words: physical phenomenon

Definition: a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy

Synonyms for (verb) force

Synonyms: thrust, force

Definition: impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably

Usage: She forced her diet fads on him

Similar words: obligate, oblige, compel

Definition: force somebody to do something

Usage: We compel all students to fill out this form


Synonyms: force

Definition: do forcibly; exert force

Usage: Don't force it!

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel


Synonyms: pull, force, draw

Definition: cause to move by pulling

Usage: draw a wagon; pull a sled

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: force, drive, ram

Definition: force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically

Usage: She rammed her mind into focus; He drives me mad

Similar words: thrust

Definition: push forcefully

Usage: He thrust his chin forward


Synonyms: force, wedge, squeeze

Definition: squeeze like a wedge into a tight space

Usage: I squeezed myself into the corner

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: storm, force

Definition: take by force

Usage: Storm the fort

Similar words: penetrate, perforate

Definition: pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance

Usage: The bullet penetrated her chest


Synonyms: impel, force

Definition: urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate

Similar words: cause, do, make

Definition: give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

Usage: cause a commotion; make a stir; cause an accident


Synonyms: push, force

Definition: move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: squeeze, pressure, force, hale, coerce

Definition: to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"

Usage: He squeezed her for information

Similar words: obligate, oblige, compel

Definition: force somebody to do something

Usage: We compel all students to fill out this form