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force in English:

1. impose


Unless Japan eliminates its unfair tariffs, the U.S. will impose sanctions.
Sorry to impose, but would you please open the window?
impose a tax
I needed to break free from the limits imposed by my own fear of failure.
Very high taxes have recently been imposed on cigarettes
The law imposes a duty on all employers to provide safety training.
To impose means to force or inflict something on someone else. It was okay, but they sure impose a lot of deadlines!
The Commission must impose the sanctions, not the finance ministers. / I can suggest but I cannot impose.
We do not want to impose anything again but rather to propose, protect and support.
1. [verb] - to make something be accepted because you are the person with power 2. [verb] - impose on/upon sb/sth - to ask or expect somebody to do something that may cause extra work or trouble
This system imposes restrictions on free trade. She often succeeds in imposing her will on others.
We understand it's late and we don't mean to impose, but we have some important questions for you
Definition if something is imposed on people, they have to accept it even if they do not want to
To impose the execution of tests in the order in which they appear in class file we need to annotate a class with a @Stepwise annotation
impose (discipline, opinion, religion, culture) on sb\sth

2. to


Go to sleep.
I hope to one day speak German as well as you speak English.
Why aren't you going? "Because I don't want to."
It took me more than two hours to translate a few pages of English.
Look at me when I talk to you!
Homeroom teachers should make every effort to keep in touch with their students.
Nobody ever comes to see us in this out-of-the-way village.
If I can get into university, I am hoping to learn to speak two foreign languages.
Fewer workers meant fewer people with money to buy goods.
Franklin Roosevelt was born to a rich and important New York family.
Two roundtrip tickets to Osaka, please.
The president was quoted as saying he would like to visit Japan soon.
You are welcome to the use of our house while we are away on vacation.
It began to rain heavily just as we got to the gate.
According to the weather forecast, the rainy season will set in next week.

English word "force"(to) occurs in sets:

Verb + ing / Verb+to

3. COERCE


they are denied basic human rights and are coerced and exploited in ways that no civilised society should condone
The court heard that the six defendants had been coerced into making a confession
to coerce sb into doing sth

English word "force"(COERCE) occurs in sets:

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4. reinforce


I want to reinforce the garden wall so that it doesn't fall down.
reinforce stereotypes
The climate of political confusion has only reinforced the country's economic decline.
‘the helmet has been reinforced with a double layer of cork
Legalizing marijuana could reinforce this trend
reinforce a person's positive image
Good visual aids can powerfully reinforce your message.
I've reinforced the elbows of this jacket with leather patches; Extra troops will be sent to reinforce the army.
Paratroopers were sent to reinforce the troops already in the area
The battle was going badly, and the army had to call for reinforcements
The concrete in this block of flats has been reinforced with steel.
This belief is often reinforced by the media. a security door reinforced by steel bars
I think they just used someone else to reinforce the situation.
It reinforced his sense that he was someone special.
Building codes in California required that steel rods be used to reinforce cinder-block construction.; The pockets on my jeans are reinforced with double stitching.

5. push against and move



6. compel


She didn't want to help them but conscience compelled her to.
The law allows the department to compel companies to turn over customer records.
I felt compelled to tell her the truth.
The law will compel employers to provide health insurance
We took steps to compel their cooperation
‘they may compel a witness's attendance at court by issue of a summons’
We are forged by evil to compel
All students are compelled to take history classes.
The new circumstances compelled a change in policy.
The court has powers to compel witnesses to attend.
When the police compel you to obey speed limits or else get a ticket, this is an example of a situation where the police enforce the law.
He spoke with an authority that compelled the attention of the whole crowd.
compel children (to do something)
She compels me to sex!
If you want to be respected by others the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.

7. enforce


The laws were very difficult to enforce.
The Sioux tribe asked the government to enforce the treaty.
The justice system should enforce laws.
The law is enforced by the American secret service.
When the police compel you to obey speed limits or else get a ticket, this is an example of a situation where the police enforce the law.
The only problem lies in the complete failure to enforce these provisions
to enforce their right to mobility.
It is up to the police to enforce the law.
The law was enforced immediately
the client enforces his requirements to the manufacturer
Governments make laws and the police enforce them.
it's the duty of the police to enforce the law, the new teacher failed to enforce discipline
The government must enforce the law immediately.
We have got to set our own rules and enforce them.

English word "force"(enforce) occurs in sets:

SŁOWOTWÓRSTWO rzeczowniki ->czasowniki

8. power


Power brings corruption.
Tim produced a perfect alveolar trill for a straight minute. The rest of the Spanish class envied and despised this vulgar display of power.
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
Keeping Mario in a state in which he can throw fireballs is a delicate process; that newfound power sometimes makes one cocky and careless.
The power delivered by a one square metre solar panel is approximately one watt. Therefore it is currently difficult to harvest solar energy on a grand scale.
The power of doing anything with quickness is always prized much by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance.
People crushed by law, have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws; and those who have much to hope and nothing to lose, will always be dangerous.
Ursula and Chelsea are battling over the boy they both have a crush on. Judging from the blood and teeth everywhere, this seems to be more of a matter of power than love.
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement — that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.
Zipang The Power Polack, a ferocious Polish berserker, flailed around wildly, charging into enemy ranks crazily without armor.
Shurrup! Don't make such a fuss over a little headache. I'm flat out of magical power - this is all your fault!
Those who have been once intoxicated with power, and have derived any kind of emolument from it, even though but for one year, never can willingly abandon it.
In South Korea, the most powerful member of a family, usually the oldest living male, has the power to send members of his family to a psychiatric hospital as he sees fit.
Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.

9. press


I'm hopeless at ironing so I buy permanent press clothes.
press the button
During the press conference, the President touched on foreign relations.
The potato ricer, similar to the garlic press, is essential to making lefse.
There is no such thing, at this stage of the world’s history in America, as an independent press.
Nay, since you will not love, would I were growing A happy daisy, in the garden path That so your silver foot might press me going, Might press me going even unto death.
Powerlifting is a sport in which athletes compete to lift the maximum sum weight of the three heavy weight events, squat, bench press and deadlift.
The US judicial system and press are incredible: One day you're a poor examplary housewife, victim of a rape, the next, you're an illegal immigrant, having committed perjury and being suspected of whitewashing drug money.
The queen took umbrage at remarks made in the press about her insensitivity to the death of the princess.
It's fruitless to press him further.
Most of the politicians hate press.
It was just good enough to make me press ‘next’ every time the episode finished.
She has been criticized in the press for not speaking out on this issue.
I like your dress so much I wish there was an 'I like' button I could press.

10. object to


I must object to this idea
I object to you smoking here.

English word "force"(object to) occurs in sets:

Gerunds and infinitives

11. strength or energy



English word "force"(strength or energy) occurs in sets:

big sales conference

12. force


I consider the Jehovah's witnesses who knock on my door all the time to be no different from religious zealots trying to force their beliefs on me.
Don't force me.
Some learned writers have compared a Scorpion to an Epigram, because as the sting of the Scorpion lyeth in the tayl, so the force and virtue of an epigram is in the conclusion.
Where there is no common power, there is no law, where no law, no injustice. Force, and fraud, are in war the cardinal virtues.
The restraining role that the community once played is losing its force as adults become reluctant to reprimand other people's unruly children.
Among the people of the colonies suffering under Earth's tyranny a force emerges intending to overthrow the status quo through terrorism.
Up till now America has called itself the world's police and continued suppression relying on military force.
Career opportunities, flex-time, satellite offices, and more childcare facilities are required to make women at home join the work force.
Boeing's safety experts have joined others in the industry to form an international task force to try to eliminate one particular kind of air crash known as controlled flight into terrain, CFIT.
This is not about my capabilities. Even if I never had heard the slightest sound of english, I still could kneel down and put my face on the ground to show my submission. But who can force me into that?
The sexes differ, not only in stature and muscular force, but perhaps even more decisively in temperament, and this must early have given rise to a corresponding division of labour.
The police were able to control the crowd by sheer force of numbers. The force of gravity. Fishermen are always at the mercy of the forces of nature. Force of habit.
They are forced to commit further, often more violent crimes, until the situation gets totally out of control.

13. drive


Why don't we drive out to the country for a change of pace?
Drive slowly.
Can we drive to Miami on half a tank of gas?
Where are you going in such a hurry? We've got plenty of time, so drive safely.
My friends were so boozed up that I had to drive them home.
I wish you wouldn't drive so fast. You're making the baby sick!
No matter how fast you drive, you won't get there on time.
He put the car into drive and started to leave, but then he stopped because he remembered that he had left some important papers at home.
There being nothing else to do, we went for a drive.
Drive to the next intersection and make a left turn.
They used to go for a drive to Nagoya Port on weekends.
If you drive with anything less than extreme caution, you're risking your life.
Just throw your bicycle in the back of the truck and I'll drive you home.
Philosophy is actually homesickness: the drive to be at home everywhere.
That is what I will try to do – to speak the truth as best I can, humbled by the task before us, and firm in my belief that the interests we share as human beings are far more powerful than the forces that drive us apart.

English word "force"(drive) occurs in sets:

Are we a nation of wusses? 2