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impel (v.)

early 15c., from Latin impellere "to push, strike against; set in motion, drive forward, urge on," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (from PIE root *en "in") + pellere "to push, drive" (from PIE root *pel- (5) "to thrust, strike, drive"). Related: Impelled; impelling.

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Definitions of impel from WordNet

impel (v.)
urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate;
Synonyms: force
impel (v.)
cause to move forward with force;
Synonyms: propel
From wordnet.princeton.edu