Compulsion

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Compulsion->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ compulsion
compulsion
coercion
coaction
constraint
duress
enforcement
press
conscription
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ force
force
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ brute force
brute force
main force
physical force
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ the sword
the sword
ultima ratio
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ club law
club law
lynch law
mob law
argumentum baculinum
le droit du plus fort
martial law
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ restraint
restraint
&c. 751
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ necessity
necessity
&c. 601
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ force majeure
force majeure
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ Hobson's choice
Hobson's choice
PARAG:Compulsion->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ compel
compel
force
make
drive
coerce
constrain
enforce
necessitate
oblige
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ force upon
force upon
press
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ cram down the throat
cram down the throat
thrust down the throat
force down the throat
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ say it must be done
say it must be done
make a point of
insist upon
take no denial
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ put down
put down
dragoon
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ extort
extort
wring from
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ put on the screws
put on the screws
turn on the screw
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ drag into
drag into
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ bind
bind
bind over
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ pin down
pin down
tie down
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ require
require
tax
put in force
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ commandeer
commandeer
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ restrain
restrain
&c. 751
PARAG:Compulsion->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ compelling
compelling
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ coercive
coercive
coactive
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ inexorable
inexorable
&c. 739
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ compulsory
compulsory
compulsatory
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ obligatory
obligatory
stringent
peremptory
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ forcible
forcible
not to be trifled with
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ irresistible
irresistible
&c. 601
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ compelled
compelled
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ fain to
fain to
PARAG:Compulsion->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ by force
by force
&c.->N.
by force of arms
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ on compulsion
on compulsion
perforce
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ vi et armis
vi et armis
under the lash
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ at the point of the sword
at the point of the sword
at the point of the bayonet
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ forcibly
forcibly
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ by a strong arm
by a strong arm
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ under protest
under protest
in spite of one's teeth
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ against one's will
against one's will
&c. 603
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ nolens volens
nolens volens
&c.(of necessity) 601
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ by stress of circumstances
by stress of circumstances
by stress of weather
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ under press of
under press of
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ de rigueur
de rigueur

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • compulsion — [ kɔ̃pylsjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1298; lat. compulsio 1 ♦ Dr. Vx Contrainte. 2 ♦ (de l angl.) Psychol., psychan. Impossibilité de ne pas accomplir un acte, lorsque ce non accomplissement est générateur d angoisse, de culpabilité. ● compulsion nom féminin… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Compulsión — Compulsión: Es un término usado en psicoanálisis que define a un sujeto aparentemente sano que presenta una conducta adictiva u obsesiva irresistible ante una determinada situación subyugante. Contenido 1 Compulsión por el Hobby 2 Compulsión por… …   Wikipedia Español

  • compulsion — com·pul·sion /kəm pəl shən/ n 1: an act of compelling (as by threat or intimidation); specif: coercion a payment exacted by lawless compulsion E. A. Farnsworth and W. F. Young 2: the state of being compelled; specif …   Law dictionary

  • Compulsion — may refer to: Compulsive behavior, a psychological condition in which a person does a behavior compulsively, having an overwhelming feeling that they must do so Obsessive compulsive disorder, a mental disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts… …   Wikipedia

  • Compulsion — Com*pul sion, n. [L. compulsio. See {Compel}.] The act of compelling, or the state of being compelled; the act of driving or urging by force or by physical or moral constraint; subjection to force. [1913 Webster] If reasons were as plentiful as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compulsión — Impulso irresistible, repetitivo e irracional para realizar un acto que por lo general es contrario a los propios juicios y valores, de tal forma que produce una ansiedad extrema si no se efectúa. Un tipo de compulsión es la compulsión repetitiva …   Diccionario médico

  • compulsión — 1. ‘Impulso o necesidad irresistible de hacer algo’: «Él tenía una incomprensible compulsión a subirse a todos los árboles» (Puga Silencio [Méx. 1987]). No debe confundirse con convulsión (‘sacudida o agitación violenta’; → convulsión, 1). 2 …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • compulsion — early 15c., from M.Fr. compulsion, from L. compulsionem (nom. compulsio) a driving, urging, noun of action from pp. stem of compellere compel (see COMPEL (Cf. compel)). Psychological sense is from 1909 in A.A. Brill s translation of Freud s… …   Etymology dictionary

  • compulsión — sustantivo femenino 1. Área: psicología Tendencia obsesiva a la repetición de determinadas acciones: Este chico está muy mal, se porta según la compulsión que lo domine. 2. Área: derecho Obligación de hacer algo, por mandato de una autoridad… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • compulsion — coercion, constraint, duress, *force, violence, restraint Analogous words: impelling or impulsion, driving or drive (see corresponding verbs at MOVE): pressure, *stress: necessity, exigency, *need Contrasted words: persuasion, inducement (see… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • compulsion — [n] drive, obligation coercion, constraint, demand, drive, driving, duress, duty, engrossment, exigency, force, hang up, have on the brain*, monkey*, necessity, need, obsession, preoccupation, prepossession, pressure, tiger by the tail*, urge,… …   New thesaurus

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