Crossword clues for impel
- Force independent politician to meet the Spanish
- Force cutting signal, energy maintained
- Press broadcast lie about politician
- Drive mischief-maker over English lake
- Drive little devil to the school finally
- Drive crooked mile around Peterhead
- Drive English leader around in centre of Basildon
- Troublemaker content to leave elemental force
- Urge forward - without a goal, player doesn't finish
- Set in motion
- Give a nudge
- Thrust forward
- Force onward
- Urge to act
- Tennis great Borg
- Apply force
- Urge along
- Press forward
- Urge into motion
- Push into action
- Force to go
- Press into action
- Force into motion
- Force an action
- Drive along
- Drive forward
- Press onward
- Spur on
- Egg on
- Push forward
- Incite to action
- Urge forward
- Drive on
- Force along
- Urge onward
- Get going
- Drive ahead
- Urge to action
- Force forwards
- Exert moral pressure
- Move forward
- One's exercise at 50? Get going!
- One Colombian article about military police force
- Force politician into fabrication of lie
- Force into action
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Impel \Im*pel"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Impelling.] [L. impellere; pref. im- in + pellere, pulsum, to drive. See Pulse a beat, and cf. Impulse.] To drive or urge forward or on; to press on; to incite to action or motion in any way.
The surge impelled me on a craggy coast.
Syn: To instigate; incite; induce; influence; force; drive; urge; actuate; move.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
vb. (context transitive English) To urge a person; to press on; to incite to action or motion via intrinsic motivation (contrast with propel, to compel or drive extrinsically).
Usage examples of "impel".
A constitutional convention was in the offing, and as he had been impelled in 1776 to write his Thoughts on Government, so Adams plunged ahead now, books piled about him, his pen scratching away until all hours.
Every impulse he possessed impelled him to take her into his arms, to kiss her, possess her--to put an end to her silly game.
Despite the urgency which the treatment of Driscoll seemed to merit, Brevis felt impelled to visit both Porter and Grus on his way to collect his emergency case.
Finally he creaked to the Greenroom door and, impelled by who knows what impulse, furtively opened it.
Turning down Main Street at the City Hotel corner, on the way to my office, I had to pass the barber-shop of Harpin Cust, in front of which I found myself impelled to stop.
He blinked at the darkness through eyes that were washed with starlight and blood both, and only an impelling instinct for self preservation goaded his arms and his one good leg into motions that might, perhaps, with much effort and time, take him back to his apartment.
The sun impels all the fence laths implanted in the sand, not to mention the fragments of ladders, the bean poles, the smooth canes and knotted canes, and the common sticks washed ashore by sea and river, to cast moving shadows of varying lengths, which carry time along with them in their passage.
Still less indeed can it be shown that they were all impelled to this dogma from their view of Jesus Christ, since in this connection, with the exception of Justin and Tertullian, they manifested no specific interest in the incarnation of the Logos in Jesus.
Let Breit and Grimm and Hitler and the Americans and the world watch Luis Ruiz de Vega go forward, and know that all of them, everything, were impelled by his will alone.
It was the same piratical motive which animated Drake and Hawkins, which impelled Morgan to sack Maracaibo and Panama, and which, transferred to the dignified council chambers of England, took on a more humane but less romantic guise.
Without thinking of the danger to which they might be exposed, the explorers were now impelled by an irresistible curiosity, and in a few minutes, sixteen feet lower they rejoined Top.
What irresistible destiny impels the bee to meet half-way the Philanthus, its terrible enemy!
With that, Sappho moved on and Elf, impelled by some insane force, sought out her dangerous earl, Amanda by her side.
Under freedom, a few young Negroes have gone to excess, but, thank God, under freedom, hundreds of thousands of young Negroes, in schools and out of schools, are struggling up the hill of virtue, of industry, of learning, not goaded on by the lash of the master, but impelled by a holy ambition that does not halt at temporary defeats.
Something impelled me to idly count over some souvenir spoons that I have personally collected from various parts of the world, and each one of which has a peculiar value for me far, far beyond its pecuniary worth.