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Meaning of PROPEL

Pronunciation:  pru'pel

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship"
  2. [v]  give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"

PROPEL is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: actuate, impel, incite, motivate, move, prompt
 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
\Pro*pel"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Propelled}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Propelling}.] [L. propellere, propulsum; pro forward +
pellere to drive. See {Pulse} a beating.]
To drive forward; to urge or press onward by force; to move,
or cause to move; as, the wind or steam propels ships; balls
are propelled by gunpowder.