Baretti: A dictionary of the English and Italian languages
Sforzá-re, v. a.
1. to force, compel, constrain;2. to force, violate, ravish; 3. to debilitate, weaken, enervate, to take away one's force or strength; 4. to endeavour, take pains, do one's best; s. m. Sforzá-tóre, f. Sforzá-tríce; adj. Sforzá-nte.
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sforzare: to force, to constraine, to compell, to inforce, to rauish.