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Impel

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 impel — I verb actuate, agitate, arouse, catapult, cause, drive forward, drive onward, encourage, fling, give an impetus, heave, hurl, impart momentum, impart motion, incitare, incite, incite to action, induce, instigate, jaculate, launch, mobilize,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 impel — (v.) early 15c., from L. impellere to push, strike against, drive forward, urge on, from assimilated form of in into, in, on, upon (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + pellere to push, drive (see PULSE (Cf. pulse) (1)). Related: Impelled; impelling …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 impel — drive, *move, actuate Analogous words: compel, constrain, *force: *provoke, excite, stimulate: incite, instigate, foment: goad, spur (see corresponding nouns at MOTIVE) Antonyms: restrain Contrasted words: curb, check, inhibit (see RESTRAIN) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 impel — has inflected forms impelled, impelling …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 impel — [v] prompt, incite actuate, boost, compel, constrain, drive, excite, foment, force, goad, induce, influence, inspire, instigate, jog, lash, mobilize, motivate, move, oblige, poke, power, press, prod, propel, push, require, set in motion, shove,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 impel — ► VERB (impelled, impelling) 1) drive, force, or urge to do. 2) drive forward. DERIVATIVES impeller noun. ORIGIN Latin impellere, from in towards + pellere to drive …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 impel — [im pel′] vt. impelled, impelling [ME impellen < L impellere < in , in + pellere, to drive < IE base * pel , to push into motion, drive > FELT] 1. to push, drive, or move forward; propel 2. to force, compel, or urge; incite; constrain …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 impel — v. (formal) 1) (d; tr.) to impel into, to 2) (H) to impel smb. to do smt. * * * [ɪm pel] to (H) to impel smb. to do smt. (formal) (d;tr.) to impelinto …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 impel — UK [ɪmˈpel] / US verb [transitive] Word forms impel : present tense I/you/we/they impel he/she/it impels present participle impelling past tense impelled past participle impelled formal if a feeling or idea impels you to do something, it forces… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 impel — See compel. See compel, impel See impel, induce …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 12 impel — im|pel [ ım pel ] verb transitive FORMAL if a feeling or idea impels you to do something, it forces you to do it: impel someone to do something: the political forces that impel Congress to spend tax dollars be/feel impelled to do something: He… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 impel — im|pel [ımˈpel] v past tense and past participle impelled present participle impelling [T] formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: impellere, from pellere to drive ] if something impels you to do something, it makes you feel very strongly that… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 impel — verb (T) an idea, emotion etc that impels you to do something makes you feel very strongly that you must do it: impel sb to do sth: Donnelly felt impelled to write and complain. compare compel …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 impel — verb 1) financial difficulties impelled her to seek work Syn: force, compel, constrain, oblige, require, make, urge, exhort, press, pressurize, drive, push, spur, prod, goad, incite, prompt …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 impel — transitive verb (impelled; impelling) Etymology: Middle English impellen, from Latin impellere, from in + pellere to drive more at felt Date: 15th century 1. to urge or drive forward or on by or as if by the exertion of strong moral pressure ;… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 impel — /im pel /, v.t., impelled, impelling. 1. to drive or urge forward; press on; incite or constrain to action. 2. to drive or cause to move onward; propel; impart motion to. [1375 1425; late ME impellen < L impellere to strike against, set in motion …

    Universalium

  • 18 impel — verb /ɪmˈpɛl/ a) To urge a person; to press on; to incite to action or motion via intrinsic motivation. (contrast with propel, to compel or drive extrinsically) b) To drive forward; to propel an object …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 impel — Synonyms and related words: actuate, advance, animate, beset, bind, bowl, bunt, butt, cause, cause to, compel, constrain, drive, drive on, energize, enforce, foment, force, forward, foster, galvanize, give an impetus, give momentum, goad, grip,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 impel — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. drive, push, urge; force, constrain; incite, compel, induce. See impulse, motion. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To urge or force] Syn. induce, instigate, animate, compel; see drive 1 , force 1 , motivate …

    English dictionary for students