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Definition of repel:

  1. To act with force in opposition to force impressed; to exercise repulsion.
  2. To drive back; to force to return; to check the advance of; to repulse as, to repel an enemy or an assailant.
  3. To resist or oppose effectually; as, to repel an assault, an encroachment, or an argument.

Synonyms:

ram, freak, sicken, allow, tug, disregard, revolt, beat off, get, churn up, knock down, strike, parry, beat back, repulse, aim, force back, impel, push, drive, drive back, disgust, like, force, rebuff, labour, brush off, snub, nauseate, thrust, urge on, drive away, fight off, take, propel, refuse, gross out, push back, deflect, fend, motor, cut, hold back, keep off, compel, fall, ward off, dismiss, freak out, labor, stave off, fail, ride, cast aside, ignore.

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