April 21 – compel

April 21, 2019 =========

☆  compel  強要する


There are two ways to use “compel.” If someone or something compels you to do something, they force you to do it. For example, the new legislation compels cyclists to wear a bicycle helmet. Or, “When she lost her job, she was compelled to move back home and live with her parents.”

The second way to use compel is when you feel compelled to do something, because it is the right thing to do. You feel you must do it. For example, if you see someone attacking another person, you would feel compelled to stop them. If someone dropped their bag as they stepped of the train, hopefully anyone that saw it happen would be compelled to return it to them. I hope so!