Definition of impel:
storm, inflame, boom, actuate, ride, start, repel, animate, squeeze, boost, prick, wedge, spur, pique, hale, egg on, urge on, excite, draw, mobilize, work up, set off, run, activate, repulse, pull, resist, touch off.
- compel (part of speech: verb)
- propel (part of speech: verb)
motivate (part of speech: verb)
- "The Jericho Road", W. Bion Adkins.
- "New and Original Theories of the Great Physical Forces", Henry Raymond Rogers.
He was a great coward, but that was not altogether against him; for, since the law of self- preservation applies to brutes as well as to men, fear would impel him to make some kind of demonstration on the approach of foes, if fidelity did not; and one kind of demonstration would be as useful to us as another, if only audible.- "The Captive in Patagonia", Benjamin Franklin Bourne.