im·pel / imˈpel/ • v. (-pelled , -pel·ling ) [tr.] drive, force, or urge (someone) to do something: financial difficulties impelled him to desperate measures | [tr.] a lack of equality impelled the oppressed to fight. ∎ drive forward; propel: vital energies impel him in unforeseen directions. ORIGIN: late Middle English (in the sense ‘propel’): from Latin impellere, from in- ‘toward’ + pellere ‘to drive.’
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