Definitions for repel
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word repel.
repel, drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat backverb
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 backverb
force or drive back
"repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"
rebuff, snub, repelverb
reject outright and bluntly
"She snubbed his proposal"
disgust, gross out, revolt, repelverb
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)
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: repello, Lat.
Neither doth Tertullian bewray this weakness in striking only, but also in repelling their strokes with whom he contendeth. Richard Hooker, b. ii. s. 5.
With hills of slain on ev’ry side,
Hippomedon repell’d the hostile tide. Alexander Pope.
Stand fast; and all temptation to transgress repel. John Milton.
Repel the Tuscan foes, their city seize,
Protect the Latians in luxurious ease. John Dryden, Æneis.
Your foes are such, as they, not you, have made,
And virtue may repel, though not invade. Dryden.
From the same repelling power it seems to be, that flies walk upon the water without wetting their feet. Newton.
Repel is a commune in the Vosges department in Grand Est in northeastern France.
To repel means to drive or force back or away, often by creating a sense of distaste or dislike. It can also refer to a natural force resisting another, for example, the same poles of a magnet repel each other, or a substance that drives away insects or other pests.
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.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
To drive back; to force to return; to check the advance of; to repulse; as, to repel an enemy or an assailant.
The numerical value of repel in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of repel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
What Jordan really needs now is for us to expedite our arms transfers and defense articles to the kingdom, king Abdullah has stepped up to take a leading role in the fight, but he needs our help and has asked that we expedite some of these transfers so that Jordan has the tools necessary to not only repel IS but to take the fight to the terror group and destroy it.
Five thousand balloons, capable of raising two men each, could not cost more than five ships of the line; and where is the prince who can afford so to cover his country with troops for its defense as that 10,000 men descending from the clouds might not in many places do an infinite deal of mischief before a force could be brought together to repel them?
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.
Security forces are reinforcing their positions and setting three defensive lines around Ramadi to repel any attempts by terrorists to launch further attacks, all these three defensive lines will become offensive launch-pads once we determine the zero hour to liberate Ramadi.
It's almost like these electrons are running into a glass wall in space, somewhat like the shields created by force fields on 'Star Trek' that were used to repel alien weapons, we are seeing an invisible shield blocking these electrons. It's an extremely puzzling phenomenon.
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- rebutjar, repel·lir, refusarCatalan, Valencian
- karkottaa, etoa, torjua, hylkiäFinnish
- repousser, rebuterFrench
- पीछे हटानाHindi
- verjagen, afweren, afstotenDutch
- отражать, отвергать, вызывать неприязнь, претить, отбрасывать, противостоять, отклонять, отказываться принять, отпугивать, вызывать отвращение, отталкивать, оказывать сопротивлениеRussian
- پیچھے ہٹاناUrdu
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