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impel

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of impel

  1. 1 to set or keep in motion gasoline impels a car's engine Synonyms of impel actuate, drive, move, propel, workWords Related to impel activate, motivate, provoke; abet, ferment, foment, incite, raise, stir (up), whip (up); set off, trigger, trip; arouse, excite, fire (up), galvanize, inflame (also enflame), inspire, instigate, rouse, stimulateNear Antonyms of impel bridle, check, constrain, contain, control, curb, inhibit, regulate, rein (in), restrain

  2. 2 to cause (a person) to give in to pressure I felt impelled to tell the truth, however painful it might be Synonyms of impel blackjack, coerce, compel, constrain, dragoon, drive, force, impress, make, muscle, obligate, oblige, press, pressure, sandbagWords Related to impel browbeat, bulldoze, bully, cow, hector, intimidate; blackmail, high-pressure, menace, shame, terrorize, threaten; drag; badger, harass, houndNear Antonyms of impel allow, let, permit; argue, convince, induce, move, persuade, prevail (on or upon), satisfy, talk (into), win (over)



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