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dis·pel

 (dĭ-spĕl′)
tr.v. dis·pelled, dis·pel·ling, dis·pels
To break up, drive away, or cause to disappear: The breeze dispelled the bad odor. Her cheerfulness dispelled the gloom. The report dispelled my doubts. See Synonyms at scatter.

[Middle English dispellen, from Latin dispellere : dis-, apart; see dis- + pellere, to drive; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

dispel

(dɪˈspɛl)
vb, -pels, -pelling or -pelled
(tr) to disperse or drive away
[C17: from Latin dispellere, from dis-1 + pellere to drive]
disˈpeller n

dis•pel

(dɪˈspɛl)

v.t. -pelled, -pel•ling.
1. to drive off in various directions; disperse; dissipate.
2. to cause to vanish; alleviate.
[1625–35; < Latin dispellere to drive apart =dis- dis-1 + pellere to drive]
dis•pel′la•ble, adj.
dis•pel′ler, n.
syn: See scatter.

dispel


Past participle: dispelled
Gerund: dispelling

Imperative
dispel
dispel
Present
I dispel
you dispel
he/she/it dispels
we dispel
you dispel
they dispel
Preterite
I dispelled
you dispelled
he/she/it dispelled
we dispelled
you dispelled
they dispelled
Present Continuous
I am dispelling
you are dispelling
he/she/it is dispelling
we are dispelling
you are dispelling
they are dispelling
Present Perfect
I have dispelled
you have dispelled
he/she/it has dispelled
we have dispelled
you have dispelled
they have dispelled
Past Continuous
I was dispelling
you were dispelling
he/she/it was dispelling
we were dispelling
you were dispelling
they were dispelling
Past Perfect
I had dispelled
you had dispelled
he/she/it had dispelled
we had dispelled
you had dispelled
they had dispelled
Future
I will dispel
you will dispel
he/she/it will dispel
we will dispel
you will dispel
they will dispel
Future Perfect
I will have dispelled
you will have dispelled
he/she/it will have dispelled
we will have dispelled
you will have dispelled
they will have dispelled
Future Continuous
I will be dispelling
you will be dispelling
he/she/it will be dispelling
we will be dispelling
you will be dispelling
they will be dispelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dispelling
you have been dispelling
he/she/it has been dispelling
we have been dispelling
you have been dispelling
they have been dispelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dispelling
you will have been dispelling
he/she/it will have been dispelling
we will have been dispelling
you will have been dispelling
they will have been dispelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dispelling
you had been dispelling
he/she/it had been dispelling
we had been dispelling
you had been dispelling
they had been dispelling
Conditional
I would dispel
you would dispel
he/she/it would dispel
we would dispel
you would dispel
they would dispel
Past Conditional
I would have dispelled
you would have dispelled
he/she/it would have dispelled
we would have dispelled
you would have dispelled
they would have dispelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dispel - force to go awaydispel - force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings; "Drive away potential burglars"; "drive away bad thoughts"; "dispel doubts"; "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"
frighten - drive out by frightening
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
fire - drive out or away by or as if by fire; "The soldiers were fired"; "Surrender fires the cold skepticism"
clear the air - dispel differences or negative emotions; "The group called a meeting to finally clear the air"
banish - drive away; "banish bad thoughts"; "banish gloom"
shoo, shoo away, shoo off - drive away by crying `shoo!'
drive out, rouse, rout out, force out - force or drive out; "The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M."
2.dispel - to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"
disband - cause to break up or cease to function; "the principal disbanded the political student organization"
divide, separate - make a division or separation

dispel

verb drive away, dismiss, eliminate, resolve, scatter, expel, disperse, banish, rout, allay, dissipate, chase away He will hope to dispel their fears.

dispel

verb
1. To rid one's mind of:
2. To cause to separate and go in various directions:
Translations
يُبَدد، يُزيل
разпръсквамразсейвам
roptýlitrozehnatrozptýlit
fordrivehenvejremane i jorden
purustama
haihduttaahälventääkarkottaakumota
bægja frá
izkliedēt
defetmekgidermek

dispel

[dɪsˈpel] VT [+ fog, smell, doubts, fear, worry] → disipar

dispel

[dɪˈspɛl] vt [+ fears, doubts] → dissiper; [+ notion, idea] → chasser; [+ myth] → détruire; [+ rumour] → faire taire

dispel

vt clouds, fogauflösen, vertreiben; doubts, fears, gloomzerstreuen; sorrowsvertreiben; mythzerstören; impression, notionein Ende machen (+dat)

dispel

[dɪsˈpɛl] vt (doubts, fears) → dissipare, scacciare

dispel

(diˈspel) past tense, past participle diˈspelled verb
to drive away. His words dispelled our fears.
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