repel[ ri-pel ]SEE DEFINITION OF repel
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REPEL
But the shock was insufficient to repel the impetus of the charge.
Or did the horror of the men at the sight of him wound and repel him?
Energetic measures were, however, adopted to repel the attack.
We see the noble afar off and they repel us; why should we intrude?
Something that he could not repel since it had no substance he could grapple with.
Its duty there was to repel any attempt that might be made to capture the battery.
If she could repel Madame Beattie's insinuation, it must mean she had something on her side.
The fruit acid of Earth to repel these invaders—it doesn't sound possible.
The people looked to their rulers to repel the invaders; the rulers looked to the people.
I repel the imputation that our race, as a class, is lazy and slothful.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR REPEL
- fly in the face of
- grapple with
- hang on
- hang tough
- hold off
- hold one's ground
- hold out
- prevail against
- put up struggle
- put up with
- remain firm
- ride out
- sit and take it
- stand fast
- stand firm
- stand one's ground
- stand up against
- stand up to
- stick fast
- take it
- take on
- win out