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synonyms for impel

  • compel
  • induce
  • oblige
  • actuate
  • boost
  • constrain
  • drive
  • excite
  • foment
  • force
  • goad
  • influence
  • inspire
  • instigate
  • jog
  • lash
  • mobilize
  • motivate
  • move
  • poke
  • power
  • press
  • prod
  • propel
  • push
  • require
  • shove
  • spur
  • start
  • stimulate
  • thrust
  • urge
  • set in motion
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antonyms for impel

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  • hinder
  • calm
  • check
  • depress
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • end
  • halt
  • leave alone
  • let go
  • prevent
  • pull
  • repress
  • stop
  • delay
  • slow
  • suppress
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How to use impel in a sentence

The move sparked a revolt, impelling tens of millions of users to flee to rivals such as Signal and Telegram.
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Where the subject of “Dreamtank” seems impelled by larger forces, the clenched-fist figure in “Sentinel” declares his autonomy.
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Public pressure impelled Match Group’s initiatives, according to Carrie Goldberg, a victims’ rights attorney who represented Garbo founder Kathryn Kosmides in a gender-based violence case that inspired the nonprofit’s creation.
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He saw enough in her face to impel him to take her hand and hold it while he said his lingering good night.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
The characters which crowd forth from his brain are sustained and impelled by the same social waves which sustain and impel us.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
You alone, Madam, had the power to conquer my indolence, and to impel me to change my resolution.
LETTERS TO EUGENIAPAUL HENRI THIRY HOLBACH
Resist that inclination which seems to impel you to gloomy meditation, solitude, and melancholy.
LETTERS TO EUGENIAPAUL HENRI THIRY HOLBACH
Various motives impel the living to treat with respect the body from which life has departed.
THE MYTHS OF THE NEW WORLDDANIEL G. BRINTON
Outwardly the Syndic was cool, inwardly he was at a white heat that at any moment might impel him to the wildest action.
THE LONG NIGHTSTANLEY WEYMAN
So complex is the human spirit that it can itself scarce discern the deep springs which impel it to action.
THE WHITE COMPANYARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
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