Repel
Repel Re**pel" (r?-p?l"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Repelled} (-p?ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Repelling}.] [L. repellere, repulsum; pref. re- re- + pellere to drive. See {Pulse} a beating, and cf. {Repulse}, {Repeal}.] 1. To drive back; to force to return; to check the advance of; to repulse as, to repel an enemy or an assailant. [1913 Webster]

Hippomedon repelled the hostile tide. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

They repelled each other strongly, and yet attracted each other strongly. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. To resist or oppose effectually; as, to repel an assault, an encroachment, or an argument. [1913 Webster]

[He] gently repelled their entreaties. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Tu repulse; resist; oppose; reject; refuse. [1913 Webster]


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  • repel — early 15c., to drive away, remove, from O.Fr. repeller, from L. repellere to drive back, from re back + pellere to drive, strike (see PULSE (Cf. pulse) (1)). Meaning to affect (a person) with distaste or aversion is from 1817 …   Etymology dictionary

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