Impel meaning

ĭm-pĕl
To urge to action through moral pressure; drive.

I was impelled by events to take a stand.

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The definition of impel is to force something to happen or to cause someone to do something.

When you cause someone to feel very angry, this is an example of a situation where you impel angry feelings.

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To drive forward; propel.
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To push, drive, or move forward; propel.
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To force, compel, or urge; incite; constrain.
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To urge a person; to press on; to incite to action or motion via intrinsic motivation (contrast with propel, to compel or drive extrinsically).
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To drive forward; to propel an object.
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Origin of impel

  • Middle English impellen from Latin impellere in- against in–2 pellere to drive pel-5 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin impellō

    From Wiktionary