• (RP, America) IPA: /ɪmˈpɛl/

impel (impels, present participle impelling; past and past participle impelled)

  1. (transitive) To urge a person; to press on; to incite to action or motion via intrinsic motivation.
    Antonyms: propel
  2. (transitive) To drive forward; to propel an object.
    Synonyms: propel
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