impelled

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Impel \Im*pel"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Impelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Impelling}.] [L. impellere; pref. im- in + pellere, pulsum, to drive. See {Pulse} a beat, and cf. {Impulse}.] To drive or urge forward or on; to press on; to incite to action or motion in any way.

The surge impelled me on a craggy coast. --Pope.

Syn: To instigate; incite; induce; influence; force; drive; urge; actuate; move.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

impelled \impelled\ adjective motivated by an irresistable compulsion.

Syn: driven. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

impelled

adjective

1: urged or forced to action through moral pressure; "felt impelled to take a stand against the issue" [syn: {driven}, {impelled}]


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