Definitions for: Impel

[v] cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship"
[v] urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate

Webster (1913) Definition: 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 any way.

The surge impelled me on a craggy coast. --Pope.

Syn: To instigate; incite; induce; influence; force; drive;
urge; actuate; move.

Synonyms: force, propel

See Also: carry, catapult, cause, displace, do, drive, flick, flip, hit, kick, launch, loft, make, move, pole, project, punt, rocket, send off, throw

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