com·pel /kəm-'pel/ vt com·pelled, com·pel·ling: to cause to do or occur by overwhelming pressure and esp. by authority or lawcannot compel the defendant to testifythe result...is compelled by, the original understanding of the fourteenth amendment's equal protection clause — R. H. Bork
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
bear down against, bear hard upon, blackmail, bring pressure to bear upon, burden, cause, coerce, cogere, command, compellere, constrain, control, decree, demand, dictate, distrain, drive, elicit, employ force, enforce, exact, force, impel, impose, impose a duty, inflict, insist, leave no option, limit, necessitate, obligate, oblige, obtrude on, order, press, pressure, put under obligation, require, restrict, subigere, subject, take no denial, threaten, urge, urge forward
associated concepts: compel accused to give evidence against himself, compel by legal process, compel to testify under a grant of immunity
bait (harass), bait (lure), bind (obligate), bind (restrain), cause, coerce, command, constrain (compel), convince, detail (assign), dictate, dominate, enforce, exact, extort, foist, force (coerce), impose (enforce), impose (subject), instruct (direct), make, motivate, necessitate, obsess, order, persuade, press (constrain), pressure, rule (govern)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006