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English verb: propel

1. propel (contact) cause to move forward with force


SamplesSteam propels this ship.


Synonymsimpel


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


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)carry, catapult, drive, flip, hit, kick, launch, loft, pole, project, punt, rocket, send off, throw

2. propel (creation) give an incentive for action


SamplesThis moved me to sacrifice my career.


ExamplesThey propel him to write the letter


Synonymsactuate, incite, motivate, move, prompt


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


Broader (hypernym)cause, do, make


Verb groupaffect, impress, move, move, strike









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