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Synonyms for propel
prəˈpɛl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. propel, impel(verb)

    cause to move forward with force

    "Steam propels this ship"

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

  2. motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. propel(verb)

    To cause to move in a certain direction.

    Antonyms:
    rest

  2. propel(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. propel(v. a.)

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

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How to use propel in a sentence?

  1. Kristina Hooper:

    There's momentum from Friday's job report that's spilled into Monday's trading and helped propel stocks higher.

  2. 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.

  3. Jason Crawford:

    If you can harness the abilities that marine animals have to make light, you can generate molecular systems for imaging in the lab or in medicine. Imaging is an incredibly important biomedical objective that these types of systems could help to propel into the future, sharks are wonderful animals that have been around for over 400 million years. Sharks continually fascinate humans, and they hold so many mysteries and superpowers.

  4. 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.

  5. Juan Manuel:

    In regards to the indefinite, unilateral ceasefire declared by the FARC on Dec. 18, we must recognized that they have fulfilled it, for this reason, and to propel the de-escalation of the conflict, I have decided to order the defense ministry and the leaders of the armed forces to cease bombardments over FARC camps for one month.


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