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dispel

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dispel

  1. to cause (members of a group) to move widely apart the sudden downpour dispelled the throng of street revelers Synonyms of dispel clear out, disband, scatter, disperse, dissipate, squanderWords Related to dispel break up, isolate, part, segregate, separate, split (up); diffuse, disseminate, diverge, spreadNear Antonyms of dispel agglutinate, conglomerate; unify, uniteAntonyms of dispel assemble, cluster, collect, concentrate, congregate, gather, ingather

Synonym Discussion of dispel

scatter, disperse, dissipate, dispel mean to cause to separate or break up. scatter implies a force that drives parts or units irregularly in many directions.
    • the bowling ball scattered the pins
disperse implies a wider separation and a complete breaking up of a mass or group.
    • police dispersed the crowd
dissipate stresses complete disintegration or dissolution and final disappearance.
    • the fog was dissipated by the morning sun
dispel stresses a driving away or getting rid of as if by scattering.
    • an authoritative statement that dispelled all doubt


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