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Synonyms for repel
rɪˈpɛlre·pel

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Wiktionary

  1. repelverb

    Antonyms:
    attract

  2. repelverb

    Antonyms:
    attract

  3. repelverb

    Antonyms:
    attract

  4. repelverb

    Antonyms:
    attract

  5. repelverb

    Antonyms:
    attract

  6. repelverb

    Antonyms:
    attract

  7. repelverb

    Antonyms:
    attract

  8. repelverb

    Antonyms:
    attract

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. repel

    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, propel, push, 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. repel

    Synonyms:
    repulse, reject, refuse, deter, resist, check

    Antonyms:
    promote, propel, welcome, advance, accept, encourage, further

Princeton's WordNet

  1. repel, drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat backverb

    cause to move back by force or influence

    "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"

    Synonyms:
    push back, tug, push, gross out, aim, force, rebuff, drive, labour, revolt, take, repulse, motor, fight off, disgust, get, drive back, ride, labor, ram, beat back, snub, force back

    Antonyms:
    pull in, draw, draw in, attract, appeal, pull

  2. repel, repulseverb

    be repellent to; cause aversion in

    Synonyms:
    fight off, snub, beat back, drive back, repulse, drive, force back, gross out, rebuff, disgust, revolt, push back

    Antonyms:
    draw in, attract, pull, draw, pull in, appeal

  3. repel, repulse, fight off, rebuff, drive backverb

    force or drive back

    "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"

    Synonyms:
    fight off, snub, beat back, drive back, repulse, drive, force back, gross out, rebuff, disgust, revolt, push back

    Antonyms:
    appeal, attract, pull in, draw in, draw, pull

  4. rebuff, snub, repelverb

    reject outright and bluntly

    "She snubbed his proposal"

    Synonyms:
    fight off, snub, disgust, ignore, drive back, repulse, gross out, disregard, drive, force back, cut, rebuff, beat back, revolt, push back

    Antonyms:
    appeal, attract, draw in, pull, draw, pull in

  5. disgust, gross out, revolt, repelverb

    fill with distaste

    "This spoilt food disgusts me"

    Synonyms:
    push back, churn up, nauseate, gross out, rebuff, sicken, drive, revolt, repulse, force back, freak out, disgust, drive back, fight off, beat back, snub, freak

    Antonyms:
    pull in, appeal, draw in, pull, attract, draw

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. repelverb

    Synonyms:
    repulse; drive, beat, or force back

  2. repelverb

    Synonyms:
    resist, oppose, check, withstand, confront, parry, rebuff, BLUFF, strive against, make a stand against

  3. repelverb

    Synonyms:
    reject, refuse, decline

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. repelverb

    Synonyms:
    repulse, rebuff, resist, oppose

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "repel":

    repulse, postpone, reject

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How to use repel in a sentence?

  1. Benjamin Franklin:

    Five thousand balloons, capable of raising two men each, could not cost more than five ships of the line; and where is the prince who can afford so to cover his country with troops for its defense as that 10,000 men descending from the clouds might not in many places do an infinite deal of mischief before a force could be brought together to repel them?

  2. Anonymous:

    By courage I repel adversity.

  3. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen:

    What Jordan really needs now is for us to expedite our arms transfers and defense articles to the kingdom, king Abdullah has stepped up to take a leading role in the fight, but he needs our help and has asked that we expedite some of these transfers so that Jordan has the tools necessary to not only repel IS but to take the fight to the terror group and destroy it.

  4. Saad Maan:

    Security forces are reinforcing their positions and setting three defensive lines around Ramadi to repel any attempts by terrorists to launch further attacks, all these three defensive lines will become offensive launch-pads once we determine the zero hour to liberate Ramadi.

  5. Nancy Astor:

    My vigor, vitality, and cheek repel me. I am the kind of woman I would run from.


Translations for repel

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • rebutjar, repel·lir, refusarCatalan, Valencian
  • odpuzovatCzech
  • abstoßenGerman
  • karkottaa, etoa, torjua, hylkiäFinnish
  • repousser, rebuterFrench
  • पीछे हटानाHindi
  • respingereItalian
  • verjagen, afweren, afstotenDutch
  • repelirPortuguese
  • отражать, отвергать, вызывать неприязнь, претить, отбрасывать, противостоять, отклонять, отказываться принять, отпугивать, вызывать отвращение, отталкивать, оказывать сопротивлениеRussian
  • repelleraSwedish
  • వికర్షించుTelugu
  • ขับไล่Thai
  • پیچھے ہٹاناUrdu

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