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Definition 1: an instance of driving away or warding off - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for repulse in the sense of this definition

(repulse is a kind of ...) the speech act of rejecting

Definition 2: force or drive back - [verb of competition]

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

  • repel the attacker
  • fight off the onslaught
  • rebuff the attack

Synonyms for repulse in the sense of this definition

(repulse is a kind of ...) fight against or resist strongly

"The senator said he would oppose the bill" "Don't fight it!"

Definition 3: cause to move back by force or influence - [verb of contact]

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

  • repel the enemy
  • push back the urge to smoke
  • beat back the invaders

Synonyms for repulse in the sense of this definition

(repulse is a kind of ...) move with force

"He pushed the table into a corner"

(repulse has a similar meaning as ...) cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force

"drive the ball far out into the field"

Definition 4: be repellent to; cause aversion in - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for repulse in the sense of this definition

(repulse is a kind of ...) give displeasure to

(... is a kind of repulse ) cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of

"The pornographic pictures sickened us"

(... is a kind of repulse ) cause to feel intense dislike or distaste

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