What is another word for compelled?

Pronunciation: [kəmpˈɛld] (IPA)

The word "compelled" means to be forced or obligated to do something. There are several synonyms for this term which include, but are not limited to, coerced, obliged, impelled, pressured, and pressed. Someone who is coerced is manipulated or threatened into doing something against their will. Obliged refers to someone being required to do something as a result of a duty or sense of responsibility. Impelled suggests that someone is driven or motivated to act, while pressured implies that someone is under intense scrutiny or demands to act. Pressed suggests that someone is urged or encouraged to take a particular action. The use of synonyms can help writers to convey meaning more effectively and add variety to their writing.

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What are the opposite words for compelled?

Compelled is defined as being forced or obligated to do something. Its antonyms, or opposite words, include optional, voluntary, and unforced. Something that is optional means it is not required, and a person can decide whether or not to do it. Voluntary means done by choice, without being forced, while unforced means not compelled or required. Other antonyms for compelled may include choice, freewill, and spontaneous. These words provide alternative ways to describe actions that are not forced or required, giving flexibility and choice to individuals in making decisions.

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Usage examples for Compelled

There was that in His character and bearing which compelled their faith.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
No. A wife is not compelled to give testimony against her husband, nor may she testify for him, either.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
For a month he never left the ranch unless business compelled him to do so, and his return was speedy, his eyes anxious until he knew that all was well.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower

Famous quotes with Compelled

  • We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion.
    Fred Allen
  • We don't have sources who are dissidents on other sources. Should they come forward, that would be a tricky situation for us. But we're presumably acting in such a way that people feel morally compelled to continue our mission, not to screw it up.
    Julian Assange
  • Blanche is written with a terrible authority, the authority that comes from artistic necessity when the writer is compelled to write by his demon, rather than by his agent or promoter.
    Paul Bailey
  • It would be curious to know what leads a man to become a stationer rather than a baker, when he is no longer compelled, as among the Egyptians, to succeed to his father's craft.
    Honore de Balzac
  • It is true I gained muscular vigour, but with it a prodigious appetite, which I was compelled to indulge, and consequently increased in weight, until my kind old friend advised me to forsake the exercise.
    William Banting

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