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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Propel  \Pro*pel"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Propelled};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Propelling}.]  [L.  propellere,  propulsum  pro  forward  + 
  pellere  to  drive.  See  {Pulse}  a  beating.] 
  To  drive  forward;  to  urge  or  press  onward  by  force;  to  move 
  or  cause  to  move  as  the  wind  or  steam  propels  ships;  balls 
  are  propelled  by  gunpowder. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  cause  to  move  forward  with  force;  "Steam  propels  this  ship" 
  [syn:  {impel}] 
  2:  give  an  incentive;  "This  moved  me  to  sacrifice  my  career" 
  [syn:  {motivate},  {move},  {prompt},  {incite}] 

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