Synonyms for dispel
- chase away
- beat off
- break it up
- break up
- bust up
- split up
Antonyms for dispel
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISPEL
But the lapse of a few months will confirm or dispel their fears.
Whatever we do, we cannot dispel the darkness by a frenzied denunciation of war.
The force of an idea is threatening to dispel the force of arms.
I prayed and prayed, and prayed again to my god to dispel your work.
It told her of the existence of proofs that must dispel all doubt.
One way or the other she must at once dispel this torturing doubt.
Some of you may dread the thought of garrison duty far from home; if so, dispel your doubts.
He spoke of them to King, and the blunt Captain said nothing to dispel them.
The contributors have been purposely selected in order to dispel this hostility.
She kissed him again, fain to dispel the shadow that darkened his face.
c.1400, dispelen, from Latin dispellere "drive apart," from dis- "away" (see dis-) + pellere "to drive, push" (see pulse (n.1)). Since the meaning is "to drive away in different directions" it should not have as an object a single, indivisible thing (you can dispel suspicion, but not an accusation). Related: Dispelled; dispelling.