impelling force
index impetus, impulse

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • force — 1 n 1: a cause of motion, activity, or change intervening force: a force that acts after another s negligent act or omission has occurred and that causes injury to another: intervening cause at cause irresistible force: an unforeseeable event esp …   Law dictionary

  • force — [fôrs, fōrs] n. [ME < OFr < VL * fortia, * forcia < L fortis, strong: see FORT1] 1. strength; energy; vigor; power 2. the intensity of power; impetus [the force of a blow] 3. a) physical power or strength exerted against a person or… …   English World dictionary

  • impelling — index causative, coercion, compelling, decisive, force (compulsion), forcible, important (urgent) …   Law dictionary

  • Impelling — Impel Im*pel , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impelling}.] [L. impellere; pref. im in + pellere, pulsum, to drive. See {Pulse} a beat, and cf. {Impulse}.] To drive or urge forward or on; to press on; to incite to action or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • force — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. compulsion, coercion; strength, brawn, power, might; meaning, import, effect; troops, soldiery, army (see combatant). See vigor. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Physical power] Syn. strength, energy, might;… …   English dictionary for students

  • impelling — im·pel || ɪm pel v. urge into action, drive, force onward, propel forward, cause to move …   English contemporary dictionary

  • driving force — Synonyms and related words: bunt, butt, clout, compulsion, drive, impellent, impelling force, impetus, impulse, impulsion, incentive, incitement, irresistible force, moment, momentum, motive power, power, propelling, propelment, propulsion,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • drive — drivable, driveable, adj. /druyv/, v., drove or (Archaic) drave, driven, driving, n., adj. v.t. 1. to send, expel, or otherwise cause to move by force or compulsion: to drive away the flies; to drive back an attacking army; to drive a person to… …   Universalium

  • impulse — /ˈɪmpʌls / (say impuls) noun 1. the inciting influence of a particular feeling, mental state, etc.: to act under the impulse of pity. 2. sudden, involuntary inclination prompting to action, or a particular instance of it: to be swayed by impulse …   Australian English dictionary

  • compulsion — Synonyms and related words: abstraction, abulia, alienation, amperage, anxiety, anxiety equivalent, anxiety state, apathy, armipotence, authority, beef, black power, brute force, catatonic stupor, charge, charisma, clout, coercion, cogence,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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