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Synonyms for propel
prəˈpɛlpro·pel

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Wiktionary3.0 / 4 votes

  1. propelverb

    To cause to move in a certain direction.

    Antonyms:
    rest

  2. propelverb

    Synonyms:
    drive, push

    Antonyms:
    halt, stay, stop

English Synonyms and Antonyms4.3 / 10 votes

  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 Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. propel

    Synonyms:
    hurl, project, drive, urge

    Antonyms:
    retard, detain, withhold

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. propelverb

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

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How to use propel in a sentence?

  1. Sir Isaiah Berlin:

    But to manipulate men, to propel them toward goals which you -- the social reformers -- see, but they may not, is to deny their human essence, to treat them as objects without wills of their own, and therefore to degrade them.

  2. Robert Gallucci:

    Im feeling good because nothing really bad happened, and we have a prospect of using the momentum of the meeting of heads of state to propel working-level discussions, with the understanding here that both sides have invested politically in this, and leaders have invested personally in this, and they want it to work.

  3. Mukesh Ambani:

    I am delighted that Mubadala Investment Company in exchange, one of the most astute and transformational global growth investors, has decided to partner [ with ] us in our journey to propel India's digital growth.

  4. Andy Kim:

    I literally started with people that I knew out in Afghanistan, calling, texting, emailing, some of them we're able to get out, and those are some of the good news stories that help kind of propel us to keep pushing.

  5. Steve Maraboli:

    Seizing the power of now is what will help you propel your life to where you need to be."


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