how to pronounce compel

/kəmˈpɛl/

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The above transcription of compel is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

compel is pronounced in two syllables

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kəmpɛl

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An example use of compel in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… writing that's designed to compel and …”

meaning of compel

Compel means to force someone to do something.

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