HyperDic: repel

English > 5 senses of the word repel:
VERBcontactrepel, drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat backcause to move back / back by force or influence
emotionrepel, repulsebe repellent to
competitionrepel, repulse, fight off, rebuff, drive backforce or drive back
communicationrepel, rebuff, snubreject outright and bluntly
perceptionrepel, disgust, gross out, revoltfill with distaste
repel > pronunciation
Soundsrihpeh'l
RhymesAix-la-Chapelle ... zinfandel / Zinfandel: 95 rhymes with ehl...
English > repel: 5 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningCause to move back / back by force or influence.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"repel the enemy"
Synonymsdrive, repulse, force back, push back, beat back
Broaderpush, forceMove with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
Oppositeattract, pull, pull in, draw, draw indirect toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
Similar todriveCause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force
Spanishrepeler, repulsar
Catalanrepel·lir
Adjectivesrepulsivepossessing the ability to repel
English > repel: 5 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningBe repellent to; cause aversion in.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to repel Sue
Synonymrepulse
Narrowerdisgust, revolt, nauseate, sicken, churn upCause aversion in
turn off, put offCause to feel intense dislike or distaste
BroaderdispleaseGive displeasure to
Oppositeattract, appealBe attractive to
Spanishrechazar, repeler, repulsar
Catalanrebutjar, repel·lir
Adjectivesrepellantserving or tending to repel
repellent, repellanthighly offensive
repulsiveoffensive to the mind
repulsiveso extremely ugly as to be terrifying
Nounsrepellent, repellanta chemical substance that repels animals
English > repel: 5 senses > verb 3, competition
MeaningForce or drive back.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"repel the attacker"
Synonymsrepulse, fight off, rebuff, drive back
Broaderfight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defendfight against or resist strongly
Spanishrepeler, repulsar
Catalanrepel·lir
Adjectivesrepulsivepossessing the ability to repel
English > repel: 5 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningReject outright and bluntly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsrebuff, snub
Broaderreject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn downReject with contempt
Spanishdespreciar, repugnar
Catalanmenysprear, repugnar
English > repel: 5 senses > verb 5, perception
MeaningFill with distaste.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsdisgust, gross out, revolt
Narrowersicken, nauseate, turn one's stomachupset and make nauseated
Broaderstimulate, excite, stirStir feelings in
Spanishasquear, dar asco, rechazar, repeler, repugnar
Catalanfastiguejar, fer fàstic, rebutjar, repel·lir, repugnar
Adjectivesrepellantserving or tending to repel
repellent, repellanthighly offensive
repulsiveoffensive to the mind
repulsiveso extremely ugly as to be terrifying

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