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 for Forced
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Force \Force\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Forced; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Forcing.] [OF. forcier, F. forcer, fr. LL. forciare,
     fortiare. See Force, n.]
     1. To constrain to do or to forbear, by the exertion of a
        power not resistible; to compel by physical, moral, or
        intellectual means; to coerce; as, masters force slaves to
        labor.
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     2. To compel, as by strength of evidence; as, to force
        conviction on the mind.
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     3. To do violence to; to overpower, or to compel by violence
        to one's will; especially, to ravish; to violate; to
        commit rape upon.
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              To force their monarch and insult the court.
                                                    --Dryden.
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              I should have forced thee soon wish other arms.
                                                    --Milton.
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              To force a spotless virgin's chastity. --Shak.
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     4. To obtain, overcome, or win by strength; to take by
        violence or struggle; specifically, to capture by assault;
        to storm, as a fortress; as, to force the castle; to force
        a lock.
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     5. To impel, drive, wrest, extort, get, etc., by main
        strength or violence; -- with a following adverb, as
        along, away, from, into, through, out, etc.
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              It stuck so fast, so deeply buried lay
              That scarce the victor forced the steel away.
                                                    --Dryden.
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              To force the tyrant from his seat by war. --Sahk.
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              Ethelbert ordered that none should be forced into
              religion.                             --Fuller.
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     6. To put in force; to cause to be executed; to make binding;
        to enforce. [Obs.]
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              What can the church force more?       --J. Webster.
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     7. To exert to the utmost; to urge; hence, to strain; to urge
        to excessive, unnatural, or untimely action; to produce by
        unnatural effort; as, to force a conceit or metaphor; to
        force a laugh; to force fruits.
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              High on a mounting wave my head I bore,
              Forcing my strength, and gathering to the shore.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     8. (Whist) To compel (an adversary or partner) to trump a
        trick by leading a suit of which he has none.
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     9. To provide with forces; to re["e]nforce; to strengthen by
        soldiers; to man; to garrison. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     10. To allow the force of; to value; to care for. [Obs.]
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               For me, I force not argument a straw. --Shak.
  
     Syn: To compel; constrain; oblige; necessitate; coerce;
          drive; press; impel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forced \Forced\, a.
     Done or produced with force or great labor, or by
     extraordinary exertion; hurried; strained; produced by
     unnatural effort or pressure; as, a forced style; a forced
     laugh.
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     Forced draught. See under Draught.
  
     Forced march (Mil.), a march of one or more days made with
        all possible speed. -- For"ced*ly, adv. --
        For"ced*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  forced
      adj 1: produced by or subjected to forcing; "forced-air
             heating"; "furnaces of the forced-convection type";
             "forced convection in plasma generators"
      2: forced or compelled; "promised to abolish forced labor"
      3: made necessary by an unexpected situation or emergency; "a
         forced landing"
      4: lacking spontaneity; not natural; "a constrained smile";
         "forced heartiness"; "a strained smile" [syn: constrained,
         forced, strained]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  107 Moby Thesaurus words for "forced":
     Herculean, Latinate, affected, arduous, artificial, at odds,
     automatic, averse, awkward, backbreaking, blind, bombastic,
     burdensome, calculated, coerced, compelled, compulsive,
     conditioned, constrained, contrived, cramped, crushing, cumbrous,
     cursory, differing, disagreeing, disinclined, disobedient, distant,
     effortful, elephantine, exhausting, factitious, faked, false,
     farfetched, fatiguing, feigned, formal, fractious, grueling,
     guinde, halting, hard-earned, hard-fought, heavy, hefty,
     improbable, impulsive, indisposed, indocile, inflexible, inkhorn,
     instinctive, involuntary, killing, labored, laborious, leaden,
     lumbering, mannered, mechanical, mutinous, onerous, operose,
     opposed, oppressive, out-of-the-way, painful, perfunctory, pompous,
     ponderous, punishing, quite another thing, recalcitrant, reflex,
     reflexive, refractory, remote, resistant, rigid, self-conscious,
     sesquipedalian, something else again, stiff, stilted, strained,
     strenuous, studied, sulky, sullen, toilsome, tough, troublesome,
     turgid, unconscious, unconsenting, unintentional, unnatural,
     unthinking, unwieldy, unwilled, unwilling, unwitting, uphill,
     wearisome, wooden
  
  

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