Compel and Push


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Compel verb – To cause (a person) to give in to pressure.
Push is a synonym for compel in force topic. In some cases you can use "Push" instead a verb "Compel", when it comes to topics like motivate.
Nearby Words: compelling, compelled
Synonyms for Compel


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Push verb – To apply force to (someone or something) so that it moves in front of one.
Usage example: I had to push my damaged bike all the way home

Compel is a synonym for push in motivate topic. Sometimes you can use "Compel" instead a verb "Push".
Nearby Words: pushed, pushy, pushover, pushing, pusher
Synonyms for Push

Common collocations

character compel character push character
guy compel guy push guy
people compel people push people
body compel body push body
Other nouns: someone, time, everyone, powers.

Both words in one sentence

  • If the protector survives, it's more likely to work as a Berserk Button, but it might also compel the protected to try and push him/her away so s/he won't get hurt again.
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