Synonyms and Antonyms of repel
1 to drive back the defenders repelled the attacking army after several hours of fierce fighting Synonyms of repel beat off, fend (off), rebut, repulse, stave off, turn away, turn back Words Related to repel defy, fight, hold off, oppose, resist, stand off, withstand; deflect, ward (off); rebuff, snub, spurn Near Antonyms of repel embrace, hail, welcome
2 to cause to feel disgust the idea of chocolate-covered grasshoppers repels me Synonyms of repel gross out, nauseate, put off, disgust, repulse, revolt, sicken, turn offWords Related to repel displease, distress; appall (also appal), disquiet, horrify; affront, insult, offend, outrage, shockNear Antonyms of repel allure, attract, beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, disarm, draw, enchant, entice, fascinate, lure, pull, seduce, tempt; delight, gratify, please, rejoice, tickle; enrapture, enthrall (or enthral), entrance; appeal (to), interest, intrigue
3 to refuse to give in to repelled the temptation to stay out late and call in sick the next day Synonyms of repel buck, defy, fight, oppose, resist, withstandWords Related to repel battle, combat, contend (with); challenge, contest, contradict, dispute; baffle, balk, foil, frustrate, thwart; check, counter, hinder, obstruct, stemAntonyms of repel bow (to), capitulate (to), give in (to), knuckle under (to), stoop (to), submit (to), succumb (to), surrender (to), yield (to)
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