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American English: /kəmˈpəlʃən/
British English: /kəmˈpʌlʃ(ə)n/

Translation of compulsion in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable (force, duress) you're under no compulsion to do it
    no tienes ninguna obligación de hacerlo
    nadie puede obligarte a hacerlo
    she signed under compulsion
    firmó coaccionada or bajo coacción
    Example sentences
    • Parliament has since amended the law, in the light of that judgment, to make evidence obtained under compulsion inadmissible.
    • If at all they had called her, it had been under compulsion from either the film directors or the producers.
    • The property is not seized, but has to be handed over under compulsion, with refusal generally constituting contempt.
  • 2 countable (obsession)
    Example sentences
    • Assessments were made using the BDI, and clinician rated obsessions and compulsions for each individual patient.
    • The value of the SSRIs to treat the obsessions and compulsions associated with TS remains to be resolved.
    • They can sometimes recognize that their obsessions and compulsions are unrealistic.
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