HyperDic: propel

English > 2 senses of the word propel:
VERBcontactpropel, impelcause to move forward with force
creationpropel, motivate, actuate, move, prompt, incitegive an incentive for action / action
propel > pronunciation
RhymesAix-la-Chapelle ... zinfandel / Zinfandel: 95 rhymes with ehl...
English > propel: 2 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningCause to move forward with force.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Steam propels this ship"
Narrowercarrypropel or give impetus to
catapultShoot forth or launch, as if from a catapult
drivePush, propel, or press with force
flipMove with a flick or light motion
hitCause to move by striking
kickDrive or propel with the foot
launchpropel with force
loftpropel through the air
project, send offThrow, send, or cast forward
punt, polepropel with a pole
rocketpropel with a rocket
throwPropel through the air
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Spanishimpeler, impulsar, propulsar
Catalanimpel·lir, impulsar, propulsar
Adjectivespropellant, propellent, propulsivetending to or capable of propelling
Nounspropellant, propellentany substance that propels
propeller, propellora mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water
propulsionthe act of propelling
English > propel: 2 senses > verb 2, creation
MeaningGive an incentive for action / action.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelThey propel him to write the letter
Synonymsmotivate, actuate, move, prompt, incite
Broadercause, do, makegive rise to
Similar toaffect, impress, move, strikeHave an emotional or cognitive impact / impact upon
moveArouse sympathy or compassion in
Spanishincitar, instigar, motivar, propulsar
Catalanincitar, instigar, motivar
Nounspropulsionthe act of propelling

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