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Meaning of IMPEL

Pronunciation:  im'pel

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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.

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