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compel
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
to force someone to do something

or more rarely:

to convince someone to do something
  • He felt afraid — that cold lump in his stomach was back again — but he also felt compelled to listen.
    p. 58.1

There are no more uses of "compel" in Oryx and Crake.

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