What does impel mean?

impel in AZ Dictionary

(v) To urge to action through moral force; drive: I happened to be impelled by activities to take a stand.
(v) to-drive forward; propel.
(v) to-drive or urge ahead or on; to hit on; to incite to action or motion by any means.
(v) To encourage people; to press on; to incite to action or motion via intrinsic motivation. (contrast with propel, to compel or drive extrinsically)
(v) to-drive forward; to propel an object.
(v) cause to maneuver forward with power
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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  • Sentence for "impel"
    • Your country's calls, your excitement, honour…
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  • Synonym for "impel"
    • actuate, incite, instigate, urge, drive
  • Verb Forms for "impel"
    • impell, impelled, impelling, impels
  • Rhyme for "impel"
    • Adel, Adele, Bel, Bell, Belle
  • Hypernym for "impel"
    • cause, do, make
  • Same Context for "impel"
    • propulsive, actuate, lying-to
  • Variant for "impel"
    • impelling, impelled
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