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used in The Grapes of Wrath

2 uses
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to force someone to do something

or more rarely:

to convince someone to do something
  • She tried to avoid Ma's stern eyes, but they compelled her and she came slowly toward the fire.
    Chapter 20 (69% in)
  • Pa went on, compelled to talk.
    Chapter 30 (45% in)

There are no more uses of "compel" in The Grapes of Wrath.

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