to drive back <the defenders repelled the attacking army after several hours of fierce fighting>
to cause to feel disgust <the idea of chocolate-covered grasshoppers repels me> Near Antonyms allure
to refuse to give in to <repelled the temptation to stay out late and call in sick the next day> Related Words battle
Seen & Heard
What made you want to look up repel? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).