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Definition of "impel" []

  • To urge to action through moral pressure; drive: I was impelled by events to take a stand. (verb-transitive)
  • To drive forward; propel. (verb-transitive)
  • To urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To push, drive, or force into motion (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "impel" in a sentence
  • "Your country's calls, your excitement, honour and glory, again impel, and undauntedly and cheerfully you expose that life which the night before you fancied was of value."
  • "In other words the faster you go thru that muck, the deeper the object going to impel and damage your ATV!!"
  • "If you represented the respective trademark owners, which if any of these would impel you to write a letter?"