Synonyms of force in English:

force


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noun

1‘Eddie delivered a blow with all his force’

SYNONYMS
strength, power, energy, might, potency, vigour, muscle, stamina, effort, exertion, impact, pressure, weight, impetus
informal punch
ANTONYMS

weakness

2‘they used force to achieve their aims’

SYNONYMS
coercion, compulsion, constraint, duress, oppression, enforcement, harassment, intimidation, threats, pressure, pressurization, influence
violence
force majeure
informal arm-twisting
North American informal badassery

3‘they couldn't deny the force of the argument’

SYNONYMS
cogency, weight, effectiveness, efficacy, efficaciousness, soundness, validity, strength, might, power, significance, influence, authority, impressiveness, eloquence, persuasiveness, credibility, conclusiveness
logic, logicality, foundation, reasonableness, coherence
informal bite, punch
ANTONYMS

weakness

4‘he gave a performance of staggering expressive force’

SYNONYMS
intensity, feeling, passion, vigour, vigorousness, vehemence, drive, fierceness
vividness, impact
informal pizzazz, oomph, zing, zip, zap, punch
ANTONYMS

shallowness

5‘they see male lust as a corrupting force’

SYNONYMS
agency, power, influence, instrument, vehicle, means, cause, effect

6‘the government sent in a peacekeeping force’

SYNONYMS
body, body of people, group, outfit, party, team
corps, detachment, unit, squad, squadron, company, battalion, division, patrol, regiment, army
cohort
informal bunch

verb

1‘the raiders forced him to open the safe’

SYNONYMS
compel, coerce, make, constrain, oblige, impel, drive, necessitate, pressurize, pressure, press, push
exert force on, use force on, urge by force, use duress on, bring pressure to bear on, press-gang, browbeat, steamroller, bully, dragoon, bludgeon, terrorize, menace
informal put the squeeze on, put the bite on, put the screws on, tighten the screws on, lean on, twist someone's arm, use strong-arm tactics on, strong-arm, railroad, bulldoze

2‘the doors had to be forced’

SYNONYMS
break open, force open, burst open, prise open, kick in, knock down, blast
crack

3‘water was forced through a hole in the pipe’

SYNONYMS
propel, push, thrust, shove, drive, press, pump, expel

4‘they forced a confession out of the kids’

SYNONYMS
extract, elicit, exact, extort, wrest, wring, wrench, drag, screw, squeeze, milk
informal bleed

Phrases

    force out

    ‘seventeen people were forced out of their homes’


    SYNONYMS

    evict, expel, eject, oust, remove, dislodge, turn out, put out, throw out, throw out on the streets, throw out on one's ear, drum out, drive out

    informal

    chuck out, kick out, boot out, heave out, throw someone out on their ear, defenestrate

    in force

    1‘the state of emergency remained in force’


    SYNONYMS

    effective, in operation, operative, operational, in action, valid, on the statute book, current, live, active

    binding

    informal

    up and running

    2‘her fans were out in force’


    SYNONYMS

    in great numbers, in great quantities, in hordes, in full strength