Dictionary Results for repel


1. repel - verb

· cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"

Synonym(s): drive, repulse, force_back, push_back, beat_back

Hypernym(s): push, force

Antonym(s): attract




2. repel - verb

· be repellent to; cause aversion in

Synonym(s): repulse

Hypernym(s): displease

Antonym(s): attract




3. repel - verb

· force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"

Synonym(s): repulse, fight_off, rebuff, drive_back

Hypernym(s): fight, oppose, fight_back, fight_down, defend




4. repel - verb

· reject outright and bluntly; "She snubbed his proposal"

Synonym(s): rebuff, snub

Hypernym(s): reject, spurn, freeze_off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn_down




5. repel - verb

· fill with distaste; "This spoilt food disgusts me"

Synonym(s): disgust, gross_out, revolt

Hypernym(s): stimulate, excite, stir





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