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Synonyms for impel
ɪmˈpɛlim·pel

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  1. impelverb

    Antonyms:
    expel

  2. impelverb

    Antonyms:
    expel

  3. impelverb

    To drive forward; to propel an object.

    Synonyms:
    propel

    Antonyms:
    expel

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. impel

    To drive is to move an object with some force or violence before or away from oneself; it is the direct reverse of draw, lead, etc. A man leads a horse by the halter, drives him with whip and rein. One may be driven to a thing or from it; hence, drive is a synonym equally for compel or for repel or repulse. Repulse is stronger and more conclusive than repel; one may be repelled by the very aspect of the person whose favor he seeks, but is not repulsed except by the direct refusal or ignoring of his suit. A certain conventional modern usage, especially in England, requires us to say that we drive in a carriage, ride upon a horse; tho in Scripture we read of riding in a chariot (2 Kings ix, 16; Jer. xvii, 25, etc.); good examples of the same usage may be found abundantly in the older English. The propriety of a person's saying that he is going to drive when he is simply to be conveyed in a carriage, where some one else, as the coachman, does all the driving, is exceedingly questionable. Many good authorities prefer to use ride in the older and broader sense as signifying to be supported and borne along by any means of conveyance. Compare BANISH; COMPEL; INFLUENCE.

    See synonyms for DRAW.

    Synonyms:
    compel, drive, propel, push, repel, repulse, resist, ride, thrust, urge on

    Preposition:
    Drive to market; to despair; drive into exile; from one's presence; out of the city; drive by, with, or under the lash; drive by or past beautiful estates; along the beach; beside the river; through the park; across the field; around the square; to the door; into the barn; out of the sunshine.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. impel, forceverb

    urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate

    Synonyms:
    pressure, hale, coerce, squeeze, storm, push, wedge, thrust, ram, propel, pull, draw, drive, force

  2. propel, impelverb

    cause to move forward with force

    "Steam propels this ship"

    Synonyms:
    move, actuate, propel, prompt, motivate, incite, force

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. impelverb

    Synonyms:
    drive, push, urge, put in motion, press on, urge forward

  2. impelverb

    Synonyms:
    induce, move, persuade, influence, instigate, incite, actuate, set on, stir up

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How to use impel in a sentence?

  1. Erich Fromm:

    The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.

  2. Jonathan Walters:

    Low oil prices might impel Gulf countries to find alternative exports.

  3. Robert Anson Heinlein:

    The stars incline, but do not impel.

  4. Cecil B. DeMille:

    The star impel but don't compel!

  5. Jonathan Walters:

    The Gulf has an exportable resource in solar energy that could eventually be on a comparable level to oil and gas, low oil prices might impel Gulf countries to find alternative exports.


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