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impel


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impel  \Im*pel"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Impelled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Impelling}.]  [L.  impellere;  pref.  im-  in  +  pellere  pulsum 
  to  drive.  See  {Pulse}  a  beat  and  cf  {Impulse}.] 
  To  drive  or  urge  forward  or  on  to  press  on  to  incite  to 
  action  or  motion  in  any  way 
 
  The  surge  impelled  me  on  a  craggy  coast.  --Pope. 
 
  Syn:  To  instigate;  incite;  induce;  influence;  force;  drive; 
  urge;  actuate;  move 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  impel 
  v  1:  urge  or  force  (a  person)  to  an  action  constrain  or  motivate 
  [syn:  {force}] 
  2:  cause  to  move  forward  with  force;  "Steam  propels  this  ship" 
  [syn:  {propel}] 




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