"forces" in the noun sense
a powerful effect or influence
"the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"
physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
"force equals mass times acceleration"
3. force, forcefulness, strength
physical energy or intensity
"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"
4. force, personnel
group of people willing to obey orders
"a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
5. military unit, military force, military group, force
a unit that is part of some military service
"he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
6. violence, force
an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists
"he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"
7. power, force
one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
"the mysterious presence of an evil power"
"may the force be with you"
"the forces of evil"
a group of people having the power of effective action
"he joined forces with a band of adventurers"
9. effect, force
of a law) having legal validity
"the law is still in effect"
10. force out, force-out, force play, force
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
"the shortstop got the runner at second on a force"
"forces" in the verb sense
1. coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force
to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means
"She forced him to take a job in the city"
"He squeezed her for information"
2. impel, force
urge or force (a person) to an action constrain or motivate
3. push, force
move with force
"He pushed the table into a corner"
4. force, thrust
impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
"She forced her diet fads on him"
5. wedge, squeeze, force
squeeze like a wedge into a tight space
"I squeezed myself into the corner"
6. force, drive, ram
force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
"She rammed her mind into focus"
"He drives me mad"
do forcibly exert force
"Don't force it!"
8. storm, force
take by force
"Storm the fort"
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