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synonyms for propels

  • drive
  • push
  • send
  • shoot
  • thrust
  • actuate
  • force
  • impel
  • launch
  • mobilize
  • move
  • press
  • shove
  • start
  • set going
  • set in motion
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antonyms for propels

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  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • pull
  • repress
  • end
  • finish
  • stop
  • hinder
  • hold
  • keep
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How to use propels in a sentence

Generally a great wooden stern-wheel propels this strange craft, adding to the grotesqueness of the sight.
THE NAVAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATESWILLIS J. ABBOT.
A current of air forced into the tube or drawn through it propels the carrier.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 14, SLICE 1VARIOUS
So the air compressed by the wing in the downward stroke escapes backward, and in doing so propels the bird forward.
OUR DOMESTIC BIRDSJOHN H. ROBINSON
Over the snow the wind drives the bracts, which drag along the branch of fruit much as a sail propels a boat.
SEED DISPERSALWILLIAM J. BEAL
Montagu says that it propels itself by its feet alone; Audubon, on the contrary, states that it uses the wings under water.
BRITISH BIRDS IN THEIR HAUNTSREV. C. A. JOHNS
By a system of cogs and levers the motor propels a fine steel needle straight through the five feet of books.
THE PATIENT OBSERVERSIMEON STRUNSKY
It is an attribute that opposes all wrong and propels its possessor right onward to the performance of all right.
SAGES AND HEROES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONL. CARROLL JUDSON
On the ice the fisherman propels his sled by means of two short picks.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 6, SLICE 5VARIOUS
They being thus face to face, the owner of the float propels it by striking with his legs.
THE ART OF TRAVELFRANCIS GALTON
It has a sail larger than that of a real vessel of the same size, so the wind propels it, and it is steered as though on water.
THE PANSY MAGAZINE, JANUARY 1886VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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