impel - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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/ɪmˈpel/
present tense
I/you/we/theyimpel
he/she/itimpels
present participleimpelling
past tenseimpelled
past participleimpelled
  1. if a feeling or idea impels you to do something, it forces you to do it
    impel someone to do something:

    Even though I was angry, something impelled me to smile.

    be/feel impelled to do something:

    He felt impelled to point out that they were making a serious mistake.