Definition of 'compel'
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Those are probably the most compelling reasons of all. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is a dark and gritty book that makes compelling reading. The Sun (2008)There is something oddly compelling about an endemic. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They are the most compelling reasons why we would be the best hosts. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That dividend yield makes for a compelling investment case. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is something compelling about the notion of the renegade artist risking incarceration. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That rating looks about right and does not suggest a compelling reason to buy now. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Is the fact that chummy will make headlines a compelling reason? Times, Sunday Times (2014) Something compelled him to alter his destiny. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That is the most compelling reason of all. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But there is something utterly compelling about this sprawling opus. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But are the musical reasons equally compelling? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Following a less compelling ad for something else will help to make your ad seem more persuasive when it arrives. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But there is a compelling force around him and you can't help but be drawn in. The Sun (2014)Or to be okay with the vast difference that makes America so compelling and diverse? Christianity Today (2000)It will make for some compelling images and it will offer a perspective of what it takes to do the job of a referee. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The only people feeling overwhelmed in the first half of this electric, angry and wonderfully compelling match were wearing cherry. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It may make compelling viewing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I predict that soon all brides will find a compelling reason to wear at least two wedding dresses on their big day. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If your work compels you to wear nylon tights, then remove them as soon as you return home and wash your feet well. Stay Well This Winter (1989)Soviet investigators could only conclude that'a compelling unknown force' had caused their deaths. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's the sheer force of her compelling charm that makes Enchanted so enchanting. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The notion that anyone should be compelled to wear a poppy on November 11 is anathema. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'compel'
British English: compel VERB
If a situation, a rule, or a person compels you to do something, they force you to do it.
...the introduction of legislation to compel cyclists to wear a helmet.
Definition of compel from the Collins English Dictionary
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