pel-, -pell, -pellent, -peal

(Latin: push, beat, strike, knock, drive)

Don't confuse this pel- unit with another pel- group meaning "mud, earth, clay".

appealable (adjective)
compel (verb), compels; compelled; compelling,
1. To force or to oblige someone to do something, or to get something from someone by using force: The court sent a notice that would compel a woman to appear as a witness during the trial.
2. Having pressured or obliged someone to do something: The son's violent behavior compelled his father to call the police; especially, when the young man took guns out to his pickup truck and threatened to kill someone.
3. Making something necessary: The food shortage was compelling markets to raise their prices or go out of business.
4. Etymology: from Old French compellir, from Latin compellere, "to drive together, to drive to one place" (cattle, sheep, etc.), "to force" or "to pressure" (people); from Latin com-, "together" + pellere, "to drive".
compellable (adjective)
1. Able to capture and to hold a person's attention,
2. Capable of causing someone to believe or to agree with something: "He made a compellable argument."
3. That which makes someone feel that something must done.
That which has a powerful and irresistible effect, influence, etc. to drive someone into a course of action.
1. Able to capture and hold one's attention.
2. Capable of causing someone to believe or agree; such as, compellent evidence.
3. Strong and forceful or that which causes a person to feel that he or she must do something: "The lowering of wages and the requirement that more hours would be required was a compellent reason for leaving his job."
1. Someone who uses physical or other force to cause something to be done.
2. A reference to a person who constrains someone, in some way, to yield or to do what one wishes: "He used his legal authority as a compeller to get the recalcitrant debtor to pay for his bank loan."
1. A descriptive term for evoking interest, attention, or admiration in a powerfully irresistible way.
2. Referring to an inability fo resist some overwhelming argument, pressure, or situation.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "push, shove, thrust": osmo-; puls-; trud-.