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EN[fɔɹsɪz] [fɔːsɪz] [fo(ː)ɹsɪz] [foəsɪz]
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    Definition of forces in English Dictionary

  • NounBFforcePREfor-
    1. plural of force.
      1. (military) troops (plural only).
        1. (music) the orchestral instrumentation (and voices) used in a musical production (nearly always used in plural form only).
        2. VerbBFforcePRforcingPT, PPforced
          1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of force.
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • Scotland had the territory and the momentum, forcing England into almost twice as many tackles and rattling them repeatedly at set-pieces.
              • I never shall forget the alacrity with which Johnson answered, striking his foot with mighty force against a large stone, till he rebounded from it, "I refute it thus."
              • The pizza chain was forced to close several locations and cut employees loose.
            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
              • Force socialization rarely creates strong friendships, but there are exceptions.
            3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • After his arrest, the officer was decommissioned from the police force.
              • The IT Department supports the research organization, but not the sales force.
              • The producers do their best to edit bland events into comic minibites, but those mostly look lame and forced.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Nouns
              • Noun forms
                • Noun plural forms
                • Pluralia tantum
                • Verbs
                  • Verb forms
                    • Verb singular forms
                      • Third-person singular forms
                Related Links:
                1. fr forces
                2. en forcest
                3. en forces out
                4. fr forces navales
                5. en forces majeures
                Source: Wiktionary
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                Grammatically, this word "forces" is a noun, more specifically, a noun form and a pluralia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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