Definition of impelled:
- compelled (part of speech: verb)
- propelled (part of speech: verb)
motivated (part of speech: verb)
He would have remembered her anxiety for his safety and dread of danger for him, of himself, but his silence was further impelled by Gerard, who had pointed out- in a few brief sentences that avoided Flavia's name- the responsibility she must feel in keeping such a secret from her father.- "From the Car Behind", Eleanor M. Ingram.
- "The Motor Maids by Palm and Pine", Katherine Stokes.
One lad in especial, Coles by name, attracted by Clarence's pleasant gentleness, and impelled by the generosity that shields the weak, became his guardian friend, and protected him from all the roughnesses in his power.- "Chantry House", Charlotte M. Yonge.