repel, drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat back(verb)
cause to move back by force or influence
"repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"
be repellent to; cause aversion in
repel, repulse, fight off, rebuff, drive back(verb)
force or drive back
"repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"
rebuff, snub, repel(verb)
reject outright and bluntly
"She snubbed his proposal"
disgust, gross out, revolt, repel(verb)
fill with distaste
"This spoilt food disgusts me"
To turn (someone) away from a privilege, right, job, etc.
To reject, put off (a request, demand etc.).
To ward off (a malignant influence, attack etc.).
To drive back (an assailant, advancing force etc.).
To force away by means of a repulsive force.
To cause repulsion, cause dislike.
To save (a shot)
to drive back; to force to return; to check the advance of; to repulse as, to repel an enemy or an assailant
to resist or oppose effectually; as, to repel an assault, an encroachment, or an argument
to act with force in opposition to force impressed; to exercise repulsion
Repel is a commune in the Vosges department in Lorraine in northeastern France.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-pel′, v.t. to drive back: to repulse: to check the advance of, to resist.—v.i. to act with opposing force: (med.) to check or drive inwards:—pr.p. repel′ling; pa.t. and pa.p. repelled′.—ns. Repel′lence, Repel′lency.—adj. Repel′lent, driving back: able or tending to repel.—n. that which repels.—n. Repel′ler.—adj. Repel′less. [O. Fr.,—L. repellĕre—re-, back, pellĕre, to drive.]
The numerical value of repel in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of repel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
By courage I repel adversity.
This action will repel enemy attacks.
My vigor, vitality, and cheek repel me. I am the kind of woman I would run from.
You should respect each other and refrain from disputes you should not, like water and oil, repel each other, but should, like milk and water, mingle together.
I flat out condemned the idea that we were going to have Muslims register, the idea that we're going to repel an entire group of people on the basis of their religion, it's nonsense.
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Translations for repel
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- refusar, repel·lir, rebutjarCatalan, Valencian
- torjua, karkottaa, etoa, hylkiäFinnish
- rebuter, repousserFrench
- पीछे हटानाHindi
- verjagen, afstoten, afwerenDutch
- оказывать сопротивление, отражать, отталкивать, вызывать отвращение, отпугивать, отказываться принять, отклонять, противостоять, отбрасывать, претить, вызывать неприязнь, отвергатьRussian
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