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English verb: dispel

1. dispel (motion) force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings


SamplesDrive away potential burglars.
Drive away bad thoughts.
Dispel doubts.
The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers.


Synonymschase away, drive away, drive off, drive out, run off, turn back


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)banish, clear the air, fire, frighten, shoo, shoo away, shoo off


Verb groupdrive out, force out, rouse, rout out

2. dispel (motion) to cause to separate and go in different directions


SamplesShe waved her hand and scattered the crowds.


Synonymsbreak up, disperse, dissipate, scatter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)divide, separate


Narrower (hyponym)disband









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