What does dispel mean?

Definitions for dispel
dɪˈspɛldis·pel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chase away, drive out, turn back, drive away, dispel, drive off, run off(verb)

    force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings

    "Drive away potential burglars"; "drive away bad thoughts"; "dispel doubts"; "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"

  2. disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatter(verb)

    to cause to separate and go in different directions

    "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"

Wiktionary

  1. dispel(Verb)

    To drive away by scattering, or to cause to vanish; to clear away; to banish; to dissipate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dispel(verb)

    to drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish; to clear away; to banish; to dissipate; as, to dispel a cloud, vapors, cares, doubts, illusions

  2. Origin: [L. dispellere; dis- + pellere to push, drive. See Pulse a beating.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dispel

    dis-pel′, v.t. to drive away: to make disappear: to banish:—pr.p. dispel′ling; pa.p. dispelled′. [L. dispellĕredis, away, pellĕre, to drive.]

Anagrams for dispel »

  1. diples, disple, lisped, spiled

How to pronounce dispel?

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How to say dispel in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dispel in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dispel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of dispel in a Sentence

  1. Lawrence Stager:

    The Philistines have had some bad press, and this will dispel a lot of myths.

  2. David Nevin:

    Otherwise, we can't dispel the idea we're being watched, which chills the ability to conduct a defense.

  3. Petro Poroshenko:

    War could start at any moment, but we are ready to do everything possible to dispel any room for doubts or retreats.

  4. Bryan Carter:

    The downgrade risk is there, the potential that Levy is dismissed is the most important risk that she needs to dispel.

  5. Tryon Edwards:

    To rejoice in another's prosperity is to give content to your lot; to mitigate another's grief is to alleviate or dispel your own.

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