Compel means to force or drive someone to do something. Even if you don't like toast, when you visit the toast-eating natives of Shrintakook Island, you'll be compelled to eat it, or they will not trust you.
You don't want to be compelled to go to a classical music concert if you'd rather listen to rap. School officials might be upset if a winter storm compels them to cancel classes, but you'd be okay with that. A compelling mystery forces you to pay attention because you want to find out "whodunit."
v force somebody to do something
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impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
coerce, force, hale, pressure, squeeze
to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
compel someone to do something by insistent clamoring
compel or force into a particular state or activity
compel through a sense of shame
apply, enforce, implement
ensure observance of laws and rules
compel to behave in a certain way
saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous
exhibit, march, parade
cause to march or go at a marching pace
turn up the heat, turn up the pressure
apply great or increased pressure
to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club
bring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure
squeeze someone for money, information, etc.
dragoon, railroad, sandbag
compel by coercion, threats, or crude means
coerce by violence or with threats
cause to undertake a certain action, usually used in the negative
carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine
carry out the legalities of