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im·pel

 (ĭm-pĕl′)
tr.v. im·pelled, im·pel·ling, im·pels
1. To urge to action through moral pressure; drive: I was impelled by events to take a stand.
2. To drive forward; propel.

[Middle English impellen, from Latin impellere : in-, against; see in-2 + pellere, to drive; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

impel

(ɪmˈpɛl)
vb (tr) , -pels, -pelling or -pelled
1. to urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
2. to push, drive, or force into motion
[C15: from Latin impellere to push against, drive forward, from im- (in) + pellere to drive, push, strike]
imˈpellent n, adj

im•pel

(ɪmˈpɛl)

v.t. -pelled, -pel•ling.
1. to drive or urge forward.
2. to impart motion to.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin impellere to strike against, set in motion =im- im-1 + pellere to strike, move (something); compare pulse1]
syn: See compel.

impel


Past participle: impelled
Gerund: impelling

Imperative
impel
impel
Present
I impel
you impel
he/she/it impels
we impel
you impel
they impel
Preterite
I impelled
you impelled
he/she/it impelled
we impelled
you impelled
they impelled
Present Continuous
I am impelling
you are impelling
he/she/it is impelling
we are impelling
you are impelling
they are impelling
Present Perfect
I have impelled
you have impelled
he/she/it has impelled
we have impelled
you have impelled
they have impelled
Past Continuous
I was impelling
you were impelling
he/she/it was impelling
we were impelling
you were impelling
they were impelling
Past Perfect
I had impelled
you had impelled
he/she/it had impelled
we had impelled
you had impelled
they had impelled
Future
I will impel
you will impel
he/she/it will impel
we will impel
you will impel
they will impel
Future Perfect
I will have impelled
you will have impelled
he/she/it will have impelled
we will have impelled
you will have impelled
they will have impelled
Future Continuous
I will be impelling
you will be impelling
he/she/it will be impelling
we will be impelling
you will be impelling
they will be impelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been impelling
you have been impelling
he/she/it has been impelling
we have been impelling
you have been impelling
they have been impelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been impelling
you will have been impelling
he/she/it will have been impelling
we will have been impelling
you will have been impelling
they will have been impelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been impelling
you had been impelling
he/she/it had been impelling
we had been impelling
you had been impelling
they had been impelling
Conditional
I would impel
you would impel
he/she/it would impel
we would impel
you would impel
they would impel
Past Conditional
I would have impelled
you would have impelled
he/she/it would have impelled
we would have impelled
you would have impelled
they would have impelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.impel - urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
cause, do, make - give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
2.impel - cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship"
flip - move with a flick or light motion
rocket - propel with a rocket
carry - propel or give impetus to; "The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence"
kick - drive or propel with the foot
pole, punt - propel with a pole; "pole barges on the river"; "We went punting in Cambridge"
hit - cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"
throw - propel through the air; "throw a frisbee"
drive - push, propel, or press with force; "Drive a nail into the wall"
launch - propel with force; "launch the space shuttle"; "Launch a ship"
catapult - shoot forth or launch, as if from a catapult; "the enemy catapulted rocks towards the fort"
send off, project - throw, send, or cast forward; "project a missile"
loft - propel through the air; "The rocket lofted the space shuttle into the air"
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"

impel

impel

verb
Translations
يَحُثُّ، يَدْفَع إلى
dohnat
tvinge
òvinga, knÿja
pastūmėti
mudinātskubināt
mecbur etmekzorlamak

impel

[ɪmˈpel] VT
1. (= force, compel) → obligar
I feel impelled to sayme veo obligado a decir ...
2. (= drive) → impulsar, impeler (frm)
hunger impelled him to do itel hambre lo impulsó a hacerlo

impel

[ɪmˈpɛl] vt (= force) → forcer
to impel sb to do sth → forcer qn à faire qch

impel

vt
(= force)nötigen; to impel somebody to do somethingjdn (dazu) nötigen, etw zu tun; to impel somebody (in)to actionjdn zum Handeln nötigen
(= drive on)(voran)treiben

impel

[ɪmˈpɛl] vt (force) to impel sb (to do sth)costringere or obbligare qn (a fare qc); (drive) → spingere qn (a fare qc)

impel

(imˈpel) past tense, past participle imˈpelled verb
to urge or force. Hunger impelled the boy to steal.