impel definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To urge to action through moral force; drive: I happened to be impelled by activities to take a stand.
    • to-drive forward; propel.
    • to-drive or urge ahead or on; to hit on; to incite to action or motion by any means.
  • verb:
    • To encourage people; to press on; to incite to action or motion via intrinsic motivation. (contrast with propel, to compel or drive extrinsically)
    • to-drive forward; to propel an object.
    • cause to maneuver forward with power
    • desire or force (someone) to an action; constrain or inspire
  • others:
    • to push or encourage forward; press on; incite or constrain to activity by any means: as, vapor is the impelling power of a locomotive.
    • Synonyms remind, Induce, etc. (see actuate); to influence, push on, force on, move, lead, set on. (See number under incite.)

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