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Synonyms for repulse
rɪˈpʌls

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. repulse

    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, repel, 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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rebuff, snub, repulseverb

    an instance of driving away or warding off

    Synonyms:
    snub, cut, rebuff, cold shoulder, slight

  2. 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, drive, force back, gross out, repel, rebuff, disgust, revolt, push back

  3. repel, repulseverb

    be repellent to; cause aversion in

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

  4. 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, repel, drive, labour, revolt, take, motor, fight off, disgust, get, drive back, ride, labor, ram, beat back, snub, force back

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  1. parried

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. repulsenoun

    Synonyms:
    repulsion, repelling, rejection, refusal, rebuff

  2. repulseverb

    Synonyms:
    repel, reject

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  1. List of paraphrases for "repulse":

    repel

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How to use repulse in a sentence?

  1. William Shakespeare:

    See first that the design is wise and just that ascertained, pursue it resolutely do not for one repulse forego the purpose that you resolved to effect.

  2. White House:

    Refusing to evacuate to the rear despite his severe wounds, he directed the operation of his lone field piece continuing to fire in the face of the enemy, with the rebels within 100 yards of his position, Cushing was shot and killed during this heroic stand. His actions made it possible for the Union Army to successfully repulse the Confederate assault.

  3. John Heiser:

    With the rebels within 100 yards of his position, Cushing was shot and killed during this heroic stand. His actions made it possible for the Union Army to successfully repulse the Confederate assault. his battery was under fire for an hour and a half.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    See first that the design is wise and just: that ascertained, pursue it resolutely; do not for one repulse forego the purpose that you resolved to effect.

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Translations for repulse

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  • repulsarSpanish
  • torjua, inhottaa, karkottaaFinnish
  • оттолкну́ть, [[дава́ть]] [[отпо́р]], отбива́ть, [[дать]] [[отпо́р]], отта́лкивать, отверга́ть, отрази́ть, отка́зывать, отве́ргнуть, отказа́ть, отража́ть, отби́тьRussian
  • 擊退Chinese

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