impel


impel

verb

Definition of IMPEL

1
to set or keep in motion <gasoline impels a car's engine>
2
to cause (a person) to give in to pressure <I felt impelled to tell the truth, however painful it might be>
Near Antonyms allow, let, permit; argue, convince, induce, move, persuade, prevail (on or upon), satisfy, talk (into), win (over)

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