Synonyms of compel in English:

compel


See definition of compel

verb

1‘the lords compelled the peasants to hand over their harvest’

SYNONYMS
force, coerce into, pressurize into, pressure, impel, drive, press, push, urge, prevail on
dragoon into, browbeat into, bully into, bludgeon into, intimidate into, terrorize into
oblige, require, put under an obligation, leave someone no option but to
make
informal bulldoze, railroad, steamroller, twist someone's arm, strong-arm, lean on, put the screws on
archaic constrain

2‘they can compel compliance by issuing a directive’

SYNONYMS
exact, extort, demand, insist on, enforce, force, necessitate
archaic constrain