Associations to the word «Repel»


REPEL, verb. (now rare) To turn (someone) away from a privilege, right, job, etc. [from 15th c.]
REPEL, verb. To reject, put off (a request, demand etc.). [from 15th c.]
REPEL, verb. To ward off (a malignant influence, attack etc.). [from 15th c.]
REPEL, verb. To drive back (an assailant, advancing force etc.). [from 15th c.]
REPEL, verb. (physics) To force away by means of a repulsive force. [from 17th c.]
REPEL, verb. To cause repulsion, cause dislike. [from 18th c.]
REPEL, verb. (transitive) (sports) To save (a shot).

Dictionary definition

REPEL, verb. Cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders".
REPEL, verb. Be repellent to; cause aversion in.
REPEL, verb. Force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack".
REPEL, verb. Reject outright and bluntly; "She snubbed his proposal".
REPEL, verb. Fill with distaste; "This spoilt food disgusts me".

Wise words

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
Mohandas Gandhi