My dad wasn't as <forceful> as yours

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The following sentences are from a textbook for English learners:
The second reason is that I want you to know your mom and dad aren't quite the fools you might think they are. My dad wasn't as forceful as yours, but I should have listened to what he had to say, even if I didn't take his advice.
What does "forceful" mean in the context?
  • Parla

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    English - US
    From the WR dictionary (access it by entering a word or phrase in the search box at the top of the page):

    forceful /ˈfɔːsfʊl/ adj
    • powerful
    • persuasive or effective
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