verb compels, compelling, compelled
with object and infinitive
1 Force or oblige (someone) to do something.
1.1 with object Bring about (something) by the use of force or pressure.
1.2 literary with object and adverbial of direction Force to come or go in a particular direction.
Late Middle English from Latin compellere, from com- ‘together’ + pellere ‘drive’.
The twins disagreed, but neither compelled Charlene. She made her own decision which way she would go.