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  1. Compelled

    of Compel

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  1. compelled

    prompted to or that one has to

    As class president, he felt compelled to tape a note about students' concerns on the teacher’s desk. Due to his conscience, he felt compelled to tell the truth.

    Etymology: Source from en.wiktionary.org "From Middle English compellen, borrowed from Middle French compellir, from Latin compellere, itself from com- (“together”) + pellere (“to drive”)." Source: lexico.com (Oxford Languages)

    Submitted by anonymous on December 27, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of compelled in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of compelled in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of compelled in a Sentence

  1. Peter Catt:

    This fundamentally goes against our faith, so our church community is compelled to act, despite the possibility of individual penalty against us.

  2. Chase LeBlanc:

    There is a word that is so old fashioned -- I feel compelled to dust it off just to use it in this sentence -- RECIPROCITY -- the “soul-coal” that stoked many barn raisings, harvests and roundups.

  3. Madame de Maintenon:

    Who would venture upon the journey of life, if compelled to begin it at the end?

  4. Our President:

    For many Americans, a lot changed when Donald Trump got into office. And that is what has compelled me to think about running.

  5. Michael Burns:

    I just felt compelled to help Joe out given his circumstances.

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. defiant
    • B. ambidextrous
    • C. foreordained
    • D. occlusive

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