propel

(redirected from propels)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

pro·pel

 (prə-pĕl′)
tr.v. pro·pelled, pro·pel·ling, pro·pels
1. To cause to move forward or onward. See Synonyms at push.
2. To cause to develop or progress: a misunderstanding that propels the story forward.

[Middle English propellen, from Latin prōpellere : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + pellere, to drive; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

propel

(prəˈpɛl)
vb, -pels, -pelling or -pelled
(tr) to impel, drive, or cause to move forwards
[C15: from Latin prōpellere to drive onwards, from pro-1 + pellere to drive]

pro•pel

(prəˈpɛl)

v.t. -pelled, -pel•ling.
to drive, or cause to move, forward or onward: to propel a boat.
[1400–50; late Middle English propellen to expel < Latin prōpellere to drive forward =prō- pro-1 + pellere to drive]

propel


Past participle: propelled
Gerund: propelling

Imperative
propel
propel
Present
I propel
you propel
he/she/it propels
we propel
you propel
they propel
Preterite
I propelled
you propelled
he/she/it propelled
we propelled
you propelled
they propelled
Present Continuous
I am propelling
you are propelling
he/she/it is propelling
we are propelling
you are propelling
they are propelling
Present Perfect
I have propelled
you have propelled
he/she/it has propelled
we have propelled
you have propelled
they have propelled
Past Continuous
I was propelling
you were propelling
he/she/it was propelling
we were propelling
you were propelling
they were propelling
Past Perfect
I had propelled
you had propelled
he/she/it had propelled
we had propelled
you had propelled
they had propelled
Future
I will propel
you will propel
he/she/it will propel
we will propel
you will propel
they will propel
Future Perfect
I will have propelled
you will have propelled
he/she/it will have propelled
we will have propelled
you will have propelled
they will have propelled
Future Continuous
I will be propelling
you will be propelling
he/she/it will be propelling
we will be propelling
you will be propelling
they will be propelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been propelling
you have been propelling
he/she/it has been propelling
we have been propelling
you have been propelling
they have been propelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been propelling
you will have been propelling
he/she/it will have been propelling
we will have been propelling
you will have been propelling
they will have been propelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been propelling
you had been propelling
he/she/it had been propelling
we had been propelling
you had been propelling
they had been propelling
Conditional
I would propel
you would propel
he/she/it would propel
we would propel
you would propel
they would propel
Past Conditional
I would have propelled
you would have propelled
he/she/it would have propelled
we would have propelled
you would have propelled
they would have propelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.propel - 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"
2.propel - give an incentive for actionpropel - give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"
cause, do, make - give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
impress, strike, affect, move - have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
move - arouse sympathy or compassion in; "Her fate moved us all"

propel

verb
1. drive, launch, start, force, send, shoot, push, thrust, shove, set in motion The rocket is designed to propel the spacecraft.
drive stop, pull, check, slow, hold back
2. impel, drive, push, prompt, spur, motivate He is propelled by the need to avenge his father.
impel check, delay, hold back

propel

verb
1. To set or keep going:
2. To launch with great force:
Idiom: let fly.
3. To force to move or advance with or as if with blows or pressure:
Translations
يَدْفَع، يُسَيِّر
pohánět
drive frem
työntää
knÿja áfram
automatinis pieštukaspropelerissraigtas
dzīt/virzīt uz priekšu
hareket ettirmekileri götürmek

propel

[prəˈpel] VT [+ vehicle, rocket] → impulsar, propulsar
to propel sth/sb alongimpulsar algo/a algn
they propelled him into the roomlo llevaron dentro de la habitación; (more violently) → lo metieron en la habitación de un empujón

propel

[prəˈpɛl] vt
[+ vehicle, boat] → propulser
(= push) [+ person] → propulser
to propel sb into sth [+ activity, career] → propulser qn dans qch
to be propelled by sth (= motivated) → être mu(e) par qch

propel

vtantreiben; (fuel) → betreiben; propelled along by the windvom Wind getrieben; propelled by greedvon Habgier getrieben; he was propelled through the windower wurde aus dem Fenster geworfen

propel

[prəˈpɛl] vtspingere

propel

(prəˈpel) past tense, past participle proˈpelled verb
to drive forward, especially mechanically. The boat is propelled by a diesel engine.
proˈpeller noun
a device, consisting of revolving blades, used to drive a ship or an aircraft.
proˈpulsion (-ˈpalʃən) noun
the process of propelling or being propelled. jet-propulsion.
proˌpelling-ˈpencil noun
a pencil consisting of a metal or plastic case containing a lead that is pushed forward by a screwing mechanism.
References in classic literature ?
The driver sits on top of this plane upon a seat constructed over the small, noiseless radium engine which propels it.
They have learned that it is the solar eighth ray which propels the light of the sun to the various planets, and that it is the individual eighth ray of each planet which "reflects," or propels the light thus obtained out into space once more.
The distance of the projectile from the moon diminished very rapidly under its speed, though that was much less than its initial velocity-- but eight or nine times greater than that which propels our express trains.
But, in all the experiments made with models at the Adelaide Gallery, it was found that the operation of these fans not only did not propel the machine, but actually impeded its flight.
By means of the rudder we instantly effected the necessary change of direction, and our course was brought nearly at right angles to that of the wind ; when we set in motion the spring of the screw, and were rejoiced to find it propel us readily as desired.
They had power of command over other objects, could propel sticks and stones through the air, could even tie him a prisoner to a stick that rendered him helpless.
Propels ultimate goal is to help build successful global technology companies right here in Atlantic Canada.
(B) LIFT CHARGE: An explosive, containing black powder, propels fireworks skyward.
Its report said the atlatl, a wooden piece that propels an arrow-like dart or spear, is not deadly enough "to ethically and humanely harvest a deer." Atlatl use dates back 10,000 years in North America, more than that in Europe.
Whereas a macroscale propeller takes a mass of water and throws it backward, Avron says, the helical appendage, or flagellum, that propels an E.
For rapid cleaning, high velocity pressure blast equipment propels media four to six times faster than that of suction or siphon blast systems.
Consistent innovation in design, stringent quality control and excellent, proactive service are the main reasons for Propels success.