from The Century Dictionary.
- To force; violate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb obsolete To force; to constrain; to compel to yield.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb obsolete, reflexive To
- verb obsolete, transitive To
force, force open; to acquireby force.
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From Middle French efforcer.
9 And burnt his beastly heart to efforce her chastity. efforce > force, overcome by force (SUS); _hence: _ violate