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Definition 1: force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings - [verb of motion]

Samples where dispel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Drive away potential burglars
  • drive away bad thoughts
  • dispel doubts
  • The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers

Synonyms for dispel in the sense of this definition

(dispel is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of dispel ) drive out or away by or as if by fire

"The soldiers were fired" "Surrender fires the cold skepticism"

(... is a kind of dispel ) dispel differences or negative emotions

"The group called a meeting to finally clear the air"

(... is a kind of dispel ) drive away

"banish bad thoughts" "banish gloom"

(... is a kind of dispel ) drive away by crying `shoo!'

(dispel has a similar meaning as ...) force or drive out

"The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M."

Definition 2: to cause to separate and go in different directions - [verb of motion]

Samples where dispel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds

Synonyms for dispel in the sense of this definition

(dispel is a kind of ...) make a division or separation

(... is a kind of dispel ) cause to break up or cease to function

"the principal disbanded the political student organization"

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