Im*pel" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impelled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Impelling.] [L. impellere; pref. im- in + pellere, pulsum, to drive. See Pulse a beat, and cf. Impulse.]

To drive or urge forward or on; to press on; to incite to action or motion in any way.

The surge impelled me on a craggy coast. Pope.

Syn. -- To instigate; incite; induce; influence; force; drive; urge; actuate; move.


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