compelled compelled  /kəm ˈpɛld/


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



  1. But when the press got wind of the news, the NCI felt compelled to proceed without the French.
  2. Powell, said the psychiatrist, was stronglybut not overwhelminglycompelled to continue drinking once he started.
  3. Still, I feel compelled to tweet once a day, for my 700,000 imaginary readers.


  1. Your View: Daily Times editorial should have targeted traitor, not U.S. surveillance

    It is not often that I so strongly disagree with the opinions expressed by the Daily Times Editorial Board that I feel compelled to express that disagreement. Each of you has disappointed me. The tone and content expressed should be directed at the traitorous action of Edward Snowden.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Eastern Shore News

  2. BIRDIES FOR BRAINS: Metro group to golf for injury awareness

    Brian Eder nearly lost his sister to an aneurysm, and the experience compelled him to do something to raise awareness about brain injuries -- but that doesn't mean he can't have fun along the way.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: FOX 9 News Twin Cities

  3. Superman at 75: Despite evolving, ‘man of steel’ remains virtuous

    The contemporary Superman is as compelled as ever to help others in need.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Deseret News


  1. But Bush responded quickly with a written statement: Under the bill, "American taxpayers would for the first time in our history be compelled to support the deliberate destruction of human embryos."
    on Jun 8, 2007 By: President Bush Source: New York Post

  2. "The board of BP has accepted John's resignation with the deepest regret," Sutherland said, adding, "It is a great tragedy that he should be compelled by his sense of honor to resign in these painful circumstances."
    on May 1, 2007 By: Peter Sutherland Source: MarketWatch

  3. "Clearly, it is not just Britney's family struggling to find a way to protect adult children who cannot be ordered or compelled to seek help," McGraw said in a statement to "Entertainment Tonight," which is produced and distributed by the same...
    on Jan 7, 2008 By: Dr Phil McGraw Source: New York Post

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subordinate subordinate
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