Definition of dispel
: to drive away or cause to vanish by or as if by scattering : dissipate dispel a rumor
Examples of dispel in a Sentence
This report should dispel any doubts you have about the plan.
She made an official statement to dispel any rumors about her retirement.
The experience dispelled some of our fears about the process.
Recent Examples of dispel from the Web
Jeremy Corbyn unveiled his team of Brexit negotiators, moving to dispel accusations by Prime Minister Theresa May that his Labour Party isn’t prepared for Brexit talks starting soon after next week’s general election.
With a touch of fantasy, Wright dispels the girls’ disagreement.
On Friday the former congressman wouldn't dispel those rumors.
Trump's trip did little to dispel the unease among Europeans about the effect of the Trump presidency on transatlantic ties.
But that thought was dispelled one weekend when the police came by their house with a drunk who been in a brawl and needed stitches.
Sponsored by Art and Science Collaborations (ASCI), the program was designed to dispel the misconceptions and stereotypes that divide scientists and artists by finding common ground in their approaches to creativity.
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Synonym Discussion of dispel
DISPEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dispel for English Language Learners
: to make (something, such as a belief, feeling, or idea) go away or end
DISPEL Defined for Kids
Definition of dispel for Students
: to make go away dispel doubts
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