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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Repel  \Re**pel"\  (r?-p?l"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Repelled} 
  (-p?ld");  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Repelling}.]  [L.  repellere, 
  repulsum  pref.  re-  re-  +  pellere  to  drive.  See  {Pulse}  a 
  beating,  and  cf  {Repulse},  {Repeal}.] 
  1.  To  drive  back  to  force  to  return;  to  check  the  advance 
  of  to  repulse  as  to  repel  an  enemy  or  an  assailant. 
  Hippomedon  repelled  the  hostile  tide.  --Pope. 
  They  repelled  each  other  strongly,  and  yet  attracted 
  each  other  strongly.  --Macaulay. 
  2.  To  resist  or  oppose  effectually;  as  to  repel  an  assault, 
  an  encroachment,  or  an  argument. 
  [He]  gently  repelled  their  entreaties.  --Hawthorne. 
  Syn:  Tu  repulse;  resist;  oppose;  reject;  refuse. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  successful  stand  [syn:  {repulsion},  {standoff}] 

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