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used in The Guardian

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to force someone to do something

or more rarely:

to convince someone to do something
  • It was still early—not even ten o'clock yet—and she settled on a CBS drama about a small-town sheriff who feels compelled to risk his life to rescue people.
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There are no more uses of "compel" in The Guardian.

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