1. impelled

adjective. ['ˌɪmˈpɛld'] urged or forced to action through moral pressure.


  • driven


  • unintended
  • voluntary

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Rhymes with Impelled

  • underwithheld
  • handheld
  • withheld
  • propelled
  • misspelled
  • expelled
  • dispelled
  • compelled
  • upheld
  • repelled
  • rebelled
  • excelled
  • swelled
  • spelled
  • smelled
  • quelled
  • fjeld
  • dwelled
  • yelled
  • weld
  • shelled
  • meld
  • jelled
  • held
  • felled
  • felde
  • feld
  • celled

Sentences with impelled

1. Verb, past tense
The reception he got impelled him to move to Miami to found Zumba as a real company.

2. Verb, past participle
They are impelled to achieve more and take ownership of the results.

3. Adjective
War and religious persecution are common reasons for impelled migration.

Quotes about impelled

1. If your understanding of the divine made you kinder, more empathetic, and impelled you to express sympathy in concrete acts of loving-kindness, this was good theology. But if your notion of God made you unkind, belligerent, cruel, of self-righteous, or if it led you to kill in God's name, it was bad theology.
- Karen Armstrong, The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness