propel
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /pɹəˈpɛl/
Verb

propel (propels, present participle propelling; past and past participle propelled)

  1. (transitive) To cause to move in a certain direction; to drive forward.
    • 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter V
      When it had advanced from the wood, it hopped much after the fashion of a kangaroo, using its hind feet and tail to propel it, and when it stood erect, it sat upon its tail.
  2. (transitive) To make to arrive to a certain situation or result.
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 265e.
      I can discern your nature and see that even without any arguments (logoi) from me it will propel you to what you say you are drawn towards,
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