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used in The Brothers Karamazov

2 uses
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to force someone to do something

or more rarely:

to convince someone to do something
  • I am conscious of this irresistible feeling in my heart, and it compels me irresistibly.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (52% in)
  • "Unfortunately I feel myself compelled to go to this confounded dinner," said Miuesov with the same irritability, regardless of the fact that the monk was listening.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (73% in)

There are no more uses of "compel" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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