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compel
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

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Definition
to force someone to do something

or more rarely:

to convince someone to do something
  • Still candour compelled him to admit he had washed his wife's undergarments when soiled in Holles street and women would and did too a man's similar garments initialled with Bewley and Draper's marking ink (hers were, that is) if they really loved him, that is to say, love me, love my dirty shirt.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (37% in)

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