verb (used with object), dis·pelled, dis·pel·ling.
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Origin of dispel
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OTHER WORDS FROM dispeldis·pel·la·ble, adjectivedis·pel·ler, nounun·dis·pel·la·ble, adjectiveun·dis·pelled, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for dispel
As such, dispelling conspiracy theories today requires addressing the underlying fears and concerns of people whose long-standing and often legitimate mistrust of government and the medical profession provides fertile ground for false information.The key to combating conspiracy theories about coronavirus vaccines|Cameron Givens|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
How that issue will be resolved for the upcoming season remains to be seen, but Monday’s impasse did nothing to dispel NL pitchers’ plans to work on their bunting skills.MLB and players’ union at impasse over universal DH, expanded postseason in 2021|Des Bieler|January 26, 2021|Washington Post
Despite their growing popularity, electric vehicle sales still lag behind gasoline cars, and one reason is the anxiety that comes from short ranges and slow refueling times—but recent breakthroughs suggest those fears might soon be dispelled.New Fast-Charging, Low-Cost Batteries Could Be a Game-Changer for Electric Cars|Edd Gent|January 25, 2021|Singularity Hub
Tyson depended on Kabeya to dispel such rumors and communicate health warnings to workers.As COVID-19 Ravaged This Iowa City, Officials Discovered Meatpacking Executives Were the Ones in Charge|by Michael Grabell and Bernice Yeung|December 21, 2020|ProPublica
We still struggle to dispel the neighborhood rumor mill, and we certainly don’t know how to do it at scale.Guess which states saw the most election disinformation in 2020|Tate Ryan-Mosley|December 16, 2020|MIT Technology Review
But at least the illusion of a short-cut to individual and national wealth has been dispelled.
I've changed my mind about same-sex marriage as experience has dispelled my fears of the harms from same-sex marriage.
But Saif dispelled the myth that his fingers had been cut off in revenge.In His First Interview, Saif al-Islam Says He Has Not Been Given Access to a Lawyer|Fred Abrahams|December 30, 2011|DAILY BEAST
But, Gazzaniga argues, neuroscience has dispelled the myth of such a self, of such a “you.”'Free Will Debate: Who’s in Charge?' by Michael Gazzaniga (review)|Casey Schwartz|November 19, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Further, as evidenced by the Toscano shocker, the curse on Idol's women has been far from dispelled.
All immediate danger having now been dispelled, the Spaniards solaced themselves with the sweets of revenge.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Presently a ray of inspiration dispelled the cloud from the features of the battered man.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
A lingering hope was dispelled when, looking right and left along Bond Street, he failed to perceive the missing pair.Dope|Sax Rohmer
These inward joys peopled her solitude with society, and dispelled even from the dungeon its gloom.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
If any doubt he had still entertained concerning the Seneschal's loyalty, that doubt was now dispelled.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini