Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
compel /kəm'pel/
  • ngoại động từ
    • buộc phải, bắt phải, bắt buộc, ép, thúc ép
      • to compel respect: buộc phải kính trọng
      • to compel submission: bắt phải khuất phục
Concise Dictionary
+force or compel somebody to do something
+make someone do something

Advanced English Dictionary
+ verb (-ll-) (formal)
1 to force sb to do sth; to make sth necessary: [VN to inf] The law can compel fathers to make regular payments for their children. + I feel compelled to write and tell you how much I enjoyed your book. + [VN] Last year ill health compelled his retirement.
2 [VN] (not used in the progressive tenses) to cause a particular reaction: He spoke with an authority that compelled the attention of the whole crowd.

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