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compel
used in The Fountainhead

3 uses
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Definition
to force someone to do something

or more rarely:

to convince someone to do something
  • Wynand was smiling, but the smile remained fixed, and Keating felt compelled to go on talking until some sign stopped him.
    3.3 — Part 3 Chapter 3 (66% in)
  • She wondered why her normal desire to say little, to hold things closed, broke down before him, why she felt compelled to simple frankness, such as she could offer no one else.
    3.7 — Part 3 Chapter 7 (48% in)
  • If everybody were compelled to have the proper kind of education, we'd have a better world.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (29% in)

There are no more uses of "compel" in The Fountainhead.

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