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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. 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.

  2. Sam Stovall:

    It's going to be looking for some sort of catalyst to help propel it forward and maybe that catalyst will be earnings coming in better than expected.

  3. Stan Wong:

    More stable and more certain growth in China will certainly propel a more stable and stronger TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange).

  4. Dean Michelle Williams:

    You don't just teach young people. You inspire them, and you propel them along a path of fulfillment and service to others. Your work is what makes our work possible.

  5. 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.


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