efforce

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French efforcer.

Verb[edit]

efforce (third-person singular simple present efforces, present participle efforcing, simple past and past participle efforced)

  1. (obsolete, reflexive) To force oneself.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To force, force open; to acquire by force.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vii:
      huge great yron chests and coffers strong, / All bard with double bends, that none could weene / Them to efforce by violence or wrong [...].

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

efforce

  1. first-person singular present indicative of efforcer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of efforcer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of efforcer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of efforcer
  5. second-person singular imperative of efforcer