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repel

verb (v)

  • cause to move back by force or influence (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Repel the enemy.
    source: wordnet30
  • be repellent to; cause aversion in (verb.emotion)
    Synonym: repulse
    Antonym: appeal, attract
    source: wordnet30
  • force or drive back (verb.competition)
    Example:
    Repel the attacker.
    source: wordnet30
  • reject outright and bluntly (verb.communication)
    Synonym: rebuff, snub
    source: wordnet30
  • fill with distaste (verb.perception)
    source: wordnet30
  • To drive back; to force to return; to check the advance of; to repulse as, to repel an enemy or an assailant. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To act with force in opposition to force impressed; to exercise repulsion. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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