Translation of compel in Spanish:

compel

Pronunciation: /kəmˈpel/

vt (-ll-)

  • 1.1 (force) to compel sb to + inf obligar* or forzar* or [formal] compeler a algn a + inf she was compelled to pawn her watch se vio obligada a empeñar su reloj I feel compelled to warn you that … me veo obligado a or en la obligación de advertirle que … 1.2 (command) [formal] [obedience/respect] imponer* it compels our admiration no podemos menos que admirarlo a character who compels our attention un personaje que llama poderosamente la atención

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