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compel
used in Pygmalion

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Definition
to force someone to do something

or more rarely:

to convince someone to do something
  • The Colonel, who had been compelled for some years to keep a sufficient sum on current account at his bankers to make up their deficits, found that the provision was unnecessary: the young people were prospering.
    Act 5 (96% in)

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