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Definition of Repel

Repel

  1. To drive back; to force to return; to check the advance of; to repulse as, to repel an enemy or an assailant.
  2. To resist or oppose effectually; as, to repel an assault, an encroachment, or an argument.
  3. To act with force in opposition to force impressed; to exercise repulsion.

Repel Quotations

If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
George Washington

If you live in rock and roll, as I do, you see the reality of sex, of male lust and women being aroused by male lust. It attracts women. It doesn't repel them.
Camille Paglia

Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
Abraham Lincoln

The ego mind both professes its desire for love and does everything possible to repel it, or if it gets here anyway, to sabotage it. That is why dealing with issues like control, anger, and neediness is the most important work in preparing ourselves for love.
Marianne Williamson

What distinguished my life from my brother's is that my mother didn't like me. When I became a woman, I seemed to repel her.
Jamaica Kincaid
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Repel Translations

repel in French is repoussons, refoulent, refouler, refoulons
repel in Latin is repello
repel in Spanish is rechazar

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