Impel Definition

impelled, impelling, impels
impelled, impelling, impels
To force, compel, or urge; incite; constrain.
Webster's New World
To push, drive, or move forward; propel.
Webster's New World

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

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