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Meaning of word repel from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

repel   verb

Meaning : Cause to move back by force or influence.

Example : Repel the enemy.
Push back the urge to smoke.
Beat back the invaders.

Synonyms : beat back, drive, force back, push back, repulse

Direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes.

Her good looks attract the stares of many men.
The ad pulled in many potential customers.
This pianist pulls huge crowds.
The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers.
attract, draw, draw in, pull, pull in

Meaning : Be repellent to. Cause aversion in.

Synonyms : repulse

Be attractive to.

The idea of a vacation appeals to me.
The beautiful garden attracted many people.
appeal, attract

Meaning : Force or drive back.

Example : Repel the attacker.
Fight off the onslaught.
Rebuff the attack.

Synonyms : drive back, fight off, rebuff, repulse

Meaning : Reject outright and bluntly.

Example : She snubbed his proposal.

Synonyms : rebuff, snub

Meaning : Fill with distaste.

Example : This spoilt food disgusts me.

Synonyms : disgust, gross out, revolt