Compel in Mt 5:41; Mt 27:32; Mr 15:21, is the rendering of the A. V. for the technical term ἀγγαρεύω, to impress into public service, SEE ANGAREUO; in Lu 14:23 (ἀναλκάζω, often to "constrain"), it has a milder sense, i.e. urge, rather than the full meaning of coercion (as elsewhere).

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