compel compel  /kəm ˈpɛl/


  1. (v) force somebody to do something
  2. (v) necessitate or exact



  1. U.K. regulator gives Google 35 days to scrap its remaining Street View data

    A U.K. regulatory group is giving Google 35 days to delete what remains of the data collected by its Street View cars in the U.K., and is using the threat of legal action to compel the company to comply.        
    on June 22, 2013     Source: TechWorld

  2. Judge Wants Discovery Before Ruling on Arbitration

    Pennsylvania-based information-technology company Unisys Corp. can't enforce an agreement to compel arbitration in an age-discrimination suit brought by former employees who were fired by the company before they signed an employment agreement that had an arbitration clause with an outsourcing company, a federal judge has ruled.
    on June 21, 2013     Source:

  3. Man enters pleas in aggravated battery and theft cases, gets 5 years

    A court date that started with a motion to compel taking of a DNA sample ended in a plea agreement Thursday morning, leaving the defendant with a five year prison sentence.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Ocala Star-Banner


  1. Announcing his veto to a roomful of supporters, Bush said, "If this legislation became law, it would compel American taxpayers for the first time in our history to support the deliberate destruction of human embryos. I made it clear to Congress and...
    on Jun 20, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Forbes

  2. "While the legal standards under the ESA compel me to list the polar bear as threatened, I want to make clear that this listing will not stop global climate change or prevent any sea ice from melting," Kempthorne told a news conference.
    on May 14, 2008 By: Dirk Kempthorne Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "Unfortunately, I have no choice today but to compel his testimony on these very important matters," Conyers said.
    on May 22, 2008 By: John Conyers Source: FOXNews

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