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Synonyms for propel
prəˈpɛlpro·pel

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Wiktionary

  1. propelverb

    To cause to move in a certain direction.

    Antonyms:
    rest

  2. propelverb

    Synonyms:
    drive, push

    Antonyms:
    halt, stay, stop

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. propel

    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, impel, 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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. propel

    Synonyms:
    hurl, project, drive, urge

    Antonyms:
    retard, detain, withhold

Princeton's WordNet

  1. propel, impelverb

    cause to move forward with force

    "Steam propels this ship"

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

  2. motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, inciteverb

    give an incentive for action

    "This moved me to sacrifice my career"

    Synonyms:
    spark off, incite, remind, act, trip, motivate, spark, run, impress, strike, impel, instigate, trigger off, move, displace, make a motion, trigger, inspire, prod, proceed, affect, be active, set off, go, prompt, activate, locomote, touch off, cue, travel, egg on, actuate, stir up

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. propelverb

    Synonyms:
    impel, drive forward, push forward, urge on

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How to use propel in a sentence?

  1. Joe Biden:

    We don't have as many resources as Mr. Bloomberg, but we believe that we've done our work and frankly we do believe that the momentum from this week will help propel us into Super Tuesday.

  2. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    Let your setbacks propel you forward.

  3. Mike Buczkowski:

    The only thing lacking from a successful MLB summer at Sahlen Field in 2020 was the ability to share that experience with our great fans, i know Buffalo is ready to get back to the ballpark and give the Blue Jays a `home-away-from-home' field advantage that will propel them towards another postseason run.

  4. Brian Katulis:

    Something as startling, as shocking as these attacks are going to propel (national security) back to center stage.

  5. Neil Saunders:

    Often, as well as spending the money to buy the brand or business, you then have to spend more to do something strategic that will propel growth, and that means paying out twice before getting a return.


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