Compel en

Compel meaning

To compel one to present information to a jury is done by order of a judge.

Word: com·pel
Pronunciation of compel: k&m-'pel
Function of compel: transitive verb
Other forms of compel: com·pelled; com·pel·ling
Origin of compel: Middle English compellen, from Middle French compellir, from Latin compellere, from com- pellere to drive -- more at FELT
1 : to drive or urge forcefully or irresistibly
2 : to cause to do or occur by overwhelming pressure
3 archaic : to drive together
synonym see FORCE
- com·pel·la·ble /-'pe-l&-b&l/ adjective