compel-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: Make or force an individual, a group, or an entity to do something.

Amnesty International compelled the government to release of the prisoner.
We compel all students to fill out the form.
I was compelled to buy the artwork.

VerbNet: force-59
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: compel.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2