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Meaning of IMPEL

Pronunciation:  im'pel

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship"
  2. [v]  urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
 

IMPEL is a 5 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: force, propel
 
 See Also: carry, catapult, cause, displace, do, drive, flick, flip, hit, kick, launch, loft, make, move, pole, project, punt, rocket, send off, throw

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Im*pel"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Impelled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Impelling}.] [L. impellere; pref. im- in + pellere, pulsum,
to drive. See {Pulse} a beat, and cf. {Impulse}.]
To drive or urge forward or on; to press on; to incite to
action or motion in any way.

      The surge impelled me on a craggy coast. --Pope.

Syn: To instigate; incite; induce; influence; force; drive;
     urge; actuate; move.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: actuate, advance, animate, beset, bind, bowl, bunt, butt, cause, cause to, compel, constrain, drive, drive on, energize, enforce, foment, force, forward, foster, galvanize, give an impetus, give momentum, goad, grip, have, hold, incite, infatuate, inspire, instigate, make, mobilize, motivate, move, move to action, not let go, nudge, obsess, pedal, pole, possess, power, preoccupy, promote, propel, push, put in motion, restrain, roll, row, set agoing, set going, set in motion, shove, shunt, spark, spur, stimulate, sweep, sweep along, thrust, tie, treadle, troll, trundle, use force upon, whip on
 

 

 

 

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