Definition of compulsion:
obsession, as is someone's wont, ritual, responsibility, essential, preoccupation, onus, indispensability, destiny, sine qua non, common practice, take to, violence, extremity, concern, tendency, urgency, want, daily life, unavoidableness, custom, indispensableness, accountability, duty, way of life, irresistible impulse, guardianship, coercion, fate, emergency, strength, habit, attack, restraint, arm-twisting, exigency, addiction, fatality, fixation, commitment, routine, trust.
- compulsion (part of speech: noun)
- motive (part of speech: noun)
- cause (part of speech: noun)
- obligation (part of speech: noun)
- requirement (part of speech: noun)
- propulsion (part of speech: noun)
I have seen the same in the schools of the German method, and I assume that without blows it is impossible to get along even in the new German school, because, like the church school, it teaches without asking what the pupil finds interesting to know, but what, in the teacher's opinion, seems necessary, and so the school can be based only on compulsion.- "Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales", Leo Tolstoy.
- "American World Policies", Walter E. Weyl.
- "Arizona Sketches", Joseph A. Munk.