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), more appealable, most appealable
A case able to be passed on to a higher court for review: The decision regarding Jeffrey was not appealable and he was sent a denial.
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) (not comparable)
1. Able to capture and to hold a person's attention: The story Mrs. Smart was reading to her class was so compellable that all the children were listening very carefully.
2. Capable of causing someone to believe or to agree with something: He made a compellable and convincing argument that everyone in the room approved of it.
3. Referring to something which makes a person feel that something must be done: The reasons in the petition for a new playground for the children were quite compellable, so all the parents signed it immediately and hoped that it would be built soon!
compellably (adverb) (not comparable)
1. Referring to how something or a person has enough pressure to force someone else into a course of action: Drivers are compellably enforced to have car insurance.
2. Conveying how a person feels a strong and irresistible urge to do something: Jane was compellably drawn to have just one more potato chip from the bag she bought at the store!
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-.