verb (used with object), im·pelled, im·pel·ling.
- impedance matching,
Origin of impel
Examples from the Web for impel
What, then, was the truth that the truth serum was seeking to impel?Would Truth Serum Work on James Holmes in the Aurora Shooting Trial?|Kent Sepkowitz|March 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
These all-too-possible nightmare scenarios should impel the United States to focus on the current state of Pakistan.
Why he ran he did not know, but something seemed to impel him onward.A Modern Aladdin|Howard Pyle
They seem to understand the purpose and foresee the results, and these impel them to act.Gorillas & Chimpanzees|R. L. Garner
That is a cannon not so much a monster in bore, as in length and in its power to impel a missile nearly eighty miles.Air Service Boys Over The Rhine|Charles Amory Beach
He afterward added an appendix, in which he recounts the principal causes which impel the colonies to a separation.Junius Unmasked|Joel Moody
What is there about Mr Glass and his money troubles that should impel such urgency?The Wisdom of Father Brown|G. K. Chesterton
verb -pels, -pelling or -pelled (tr)
Word Origin for impel
early 15c., from Latin impellere "to push, strike against, drive forward, urge on," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + pellere "to push, drive" (see pulse (n.1)). Related: Impelled; impelling.