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compel

US [kəmˈpel]
UK [kəm'pel]
  • v.强迫;迫使;使必须;引起反应
  • Web逼迫;使不得不;强制
Simple Present:compels  Present Participle:compelling  Past Tense:compelled  
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v.
1.
强迫;迫使;使必须to force sb to do sth; to make sth necessary
The law can compel fathers to make regular payments for their children.
这项法律可强制父亲定期支付子女的费用。
I feel compelled to write and tell you how much I enjoyed your book.
我觉得必须写信告诉你我是多么欣赏你的书。
Last year ill health compelled his retirement.
去年他因身体不好被迫退休了。
2.
~ sth
引起反应to cause a particular reaction
He spoke with an authority that compelled the attention of the whole crowd.
他用权威的口气讲话,引起了整个人群的注意。

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