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compel
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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Definition
to force someone to do something

or more rarely:

to convince someone to do something
  • Up to now Phaedrus had been compelled by the academic system to say what he wanted, even though he knew that this forced students to conform to artificial forms that destroyed their own creativity.
    Part 3 (16% in)

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