Definition: to make a person do a particular thing
Part of Speech: Verb
Synonym(s): force, insist
Antonym(s): allow (near)
1. The robber used a gun to compel the bank teller to open her drawer.
2. Using the threat of a spanking, the woman tried to compel her screaming son to behave properly.
3. There are laws which compel us to tell the truth when we’re giving testimony in a trial.