Definitions for: Propel

[v] cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship"
[v] give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"

Webster (1913) Definition: Pro*pel", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Propelled; p. pr. & vb.
n. Propelling.] [L. propellere, propulsum; pro forward +
pellere to drive. See Pulse a beating.]
To drive forward; to urge or press onward by force; to move,
or cause to move; as, the wind or steam propels ships; balls
are propelled by gunpowder.

Synonyms: actuate, impel, incite, motivate, move, prompt

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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