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1. repel

verb. ['rɪˈpɛl'] cause to move back by force or influence.

Synonyms

  • force
  • drive
  • force back
  • repulse
  • push back
  • beat back

Antonyms

  • attract
  • liking
  • confront
  • encourage

Etymology

  • repellen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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How do you pronounce repel?

Pronounce repel as rɪˈpɛl.

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How do you spell repel? Is it repell ?

A common misspelling of repel is repell

Example sentences of the word repel


1. Verb, base form
Garlic is known to repel adult fleas and keep them from infesting your dog.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
These selections are similar to those that repel rabbits and deer and will serve multiple purposes where necessary.

Quotes containing the word repel


1. Have faith that your child's brain is an evolving planet that rotates at its own speed. It will naturally be attracted to or repel certain subjects. Be patient. Just as there are ugly ducklings that turn into beautiful swans, there are rebellious kids and slow learners that turn into serious innovators and hardcore intellectuals.
- Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

2. Now an extraordinary and helpful fact is that by making Mind the object of our attention, not only does the serenity which is its nature begin to well up of its own accord but its steady unchanging character itself helps spontaneously to repel all disturbing thoughts.
- Paul Brunton, The Notebooks of Paul Brunton

2. repel

verb. ['rɪˈpɛl'] be repellent to; cause aversion in.

Synonyms

  • displease
  • turn off
  • disgust
  • put off
  • repulse
  • sicken
  • nauseate
  • revolt

Antonyms

  • attract
  • hearten
  • better
  • accept

Etymology

  • repellen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. repel

verb. ['rɪˈpɛl'] force or drive back.

Synonyms

  • fight down
  • drive back
  • rebuff
  • repulse
  • fight off
  • defend
  • fight
  • fight back

Antonyms

  • defend
  • like
  • satisfy
  • switch on

Etymology

  • repellen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. repel

verb. ['rɪˈpɛl'] reject outright and bluntly.

Synonyms

  • spurn
  • rebuff
  • disdain
  • turn down
  • snub
  • freeze off
  • reject
  • pooh-pooh

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • attack
  • let
  • prosecute

Etymology

  • repellen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. repel

verb. ['rɪˈpɛl'] fill with distaste.

Synonyms

  • gross out
  • turn one's stomach
  • disgust
  • stimulate
  • stir
  • sicken
  • nauseate
  • revolt

Antonyms

  • admire
  • honor
  • admit
  • increase

Etymology

  • repellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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