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Princeton's WordNet

  1. propel, impelverb

    cause to move forward with force

    "Steam propels this ship"

  2. motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, inciteverb

    give an incentive for action

    "This moved me to sacrifice my career"


  1. propelverb

    To cause to move in a certain direction.

    Etymology: Historically (late ) meant "expel, drive out". From propello, from pro- "forward" and pello.

  2. propelverb

    To make to arrive to a certain situation or result.

    Etymology: Historically (late ) meant "expel, drive out". From propello, from pro- "forward" and pello.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Propelverb

    to drive forward; to urge or press onward by force; to move, or cause to move; as, the wind or steam propels ships; balls are propelled by gunpowder

    Etymology: [L. propellere, propulsum; pro forward + pellere to drive. See Pulse a beating.]


  1. Propel

    Propel is a free, open-source object-relational mapping toolkit written in PHP. It is also an integral part of the PHP framework Symfony and was the default ORM up to, and including version 1.2.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Propel

    prō-pel′, v.t. to drive forward: to urge onward by force:—pr.p. propel′ling; pa.t. and pa.p. propelled′.n. Propel′lant, that which drives forward.—adj. Propel′lent.—ns. Propel′ler, one who, or that which, propels: any kind of mechanism for moving a ship through the water, by a paddle-wheel, oar, screw, &c.: a vessel thus propelled: a spinning-bait; Propel′ment, act of propelling: propelling mechanism. [L. pro, forward, pellĕre, to drive.]


  1. Propel

    Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Propel builds, owns and operates a network of Clean Fuel Points - green-built, self-serve filling stations providing convenient access to clean, American, low carbon fuels. The company offers drivers and fleets a cleaner fuel choice that makes progress towards lowering America's dependence on foreign oil, reducing carbon emissions, and creating jobs. Propel has also developed CleanDrive®, the nation's first integrated carbon emission reduction tracking platform. Propel operates a growing network of locations providing cleaner mobility options in California and Washington State.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. propel

    To drive forward; to urge or press onward by force; to move or cause to move; balls are propelled by the force of gunpowder.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of propel in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of propel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of propel in a Sentence

  1. Brian Katulis:

    Something as startling, as shocking as these attacks are going to propel (national security) back to center stage.

  2. Ian Sams:

    Our focus is on winning the primary, not an off-year August news cycle, which is why we've spent the summer building the grassroots organizing foundation that will propel Kamala HarrisHarris to victory in this race, we've already engaged thousands of volunteers and are competing to win in the early states, while preparing for a long primary contest that carries us into Super Tuesday and the rest of March.

  3. Stan Wong:

    More stable and more certain growth in China will certainly propel a more stable and stronger TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange).

  4. Engineer.AI:

    The capital comes at a time of rapid growth and will propel the platform into the mainstream, allowing Builder to open the door for entire categories of companies that could not consider it before.

  5. Mukesh Ambani:

    I am delighted that Mubadala Investment Company in exchange, one of the most astute and transformational global growth investors, has decided to partner [ with ] us in our journey to propel India's digital growth.

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