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Definition 1: cause to move forward with force - [verb of contact]

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

  • Steam propels this ship

Synonyms for impel in the sense of this definition

(impel 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 impel ) propel through the air

"The rocket lofted the space shuttle into the air"

(... is a kind of impel ) throw, send, or cast forward

"project a missile"

(... is a kind of impel ) shoot forth or launch, as if from a catapult

"the enemy catapulted rocks towards the fort"

(... is a kind of impel ) propel with force

"launch the space shuttle" "Launch a ship"

(... is a kind of impel ) push, propel, or press with force

"Drive a nail into the wall"

(... is a kind of impel ) propel through the air

"throw a frisbee"

(... is a kind of impel ) cause to move by striking

"hit a ball"

(... is a kind of impel ) propel with a pole

"pole barges on the river" "We went punting in Cambridge"

(... is a kind of impel ) drive or propel with the foot

(... is a kind of impel ) propel or give impetus to

"The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence"

(... is a kind of impel ) propel with a rocket

(... is a kind of impel ) move with a flick or light motion

Definition 2: urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for impel in the sense of this definition

(impel is a kind of ...) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

"cause a commotion" "make a stir" "cause an accident"

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