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"Compelled" is a form of "compel", a transitive verb which is often translated as "obligar". "Forced" is an adjective which is often translated as "forzado". Learn more about the difference between "forced" and "compelled" below.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (obligatory)
a. forzado
They were sentenced to forced labor and imprisonment in concentration camps.Los condenaron a trabajo forzado y prisión en campos de concentración.
2. (due to necessity)
a. forzoso
The pilot made a forced landing when the engine began to smoke.El piloto hizo un aterrizaje forzoso cuando el motor empezó a echar humo.
3. (unnatural)
a. forzado
Roy received my comments with a forced smile.Roy recibió mis comentarios con una sonrisa forzada.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to force)
a. obligar
The financial crash compelled the family to sell their house to survive.La crisis financiera obligó a la familia a vender la casa para poder sobrvivir.
b. forzar
His father had set an example that he felt compelled to live up to.Su padre había dado un ejemplo, y él se sentía forzado a estar a la misma altura.
c. compeler
The party leadership cannot compel its members to vote in a certain way.El liderazgo del partido no puede compeler a los miembros a votar de una manera determinada.
2. (to demand)
a. imponer (respect or admiration)
He was a great engineer whose achievements compelled the respect of his fellow countrymen.Era un gran ingeniero, cuyos logros imponían el respeto de sus compatriotas.
b. llamar (attention)
His outrageous appearance - bright pink hair, neon orange jacket, and yellow pants - compelled attention.Su aspecto estrafalario - pelo rosa chillón, chaqueta naranja neón y pantalón amarillo - llamaba la atención.
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