Synonyms for impelling

Grammar : Verb
Spell : im-pel
Phonetic Transcription : ɪmˈpɛl

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Définition of impelling

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Latin impellere "to push, strike against, drive forward, urge on," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + pellere "to push, drive" (see pulse (n.1)). Related: Impelled; impelling.
  • verb prompt, incite
Example sentences :
  • It was to the girl as if the fragrance were twining and winding about her and impelling her like leashes.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various
  • The whole park did, indeed, appear to be impelling them gently onward.
  • Extract from : « Abbe Mouret's Transgression » by Emile Zola
  • This impelling and guiding power from the past we call instinct.
  • Extract from : « The Mind and Its Education » by George Herbert Betts
  • The impelling and guiding motive of his letter is that they may not sin.
  • Extract from : « Expositions of Holy Scripture » by Alexander Maclaren
  • This was the impelling power which Frederick William could not resist.
  • Extract from : « The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte » by William Milligan Sloane
  • The billiard-ball, that strikes another, determines its movement by impelling.
  • Extract from : « Creative Evolution » by Henri Bergson
  • Now it swelled into a smooth, impelling wail lulling him into drowsiness.
  • Extract from : « The Beast of Space » by F.E. Hardart
  • It was, however, impelling our canoe, so that made no difference.
  • Extract from : « Snow Shoes and Canoes » by William H. G. Kingston
  • But her visit, apparently, had not been productive of her impelling design.
  • Extract from : « Tales of the Argonauts » by Bret Harte
  • It is our only spur, our whip, our goad, our only impelling power; we have no other.
  • Extract from : « What Is Man? And Other Stories » by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

Antonyms for impelling

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