verb (used with object), im·pelled, im·pel·ling.
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Now the GOP, impelled by ideology matched to calculation, is trying the same game again.Tea-Fueled Republican Resistance Compels Barack Obama To Keep Running|Robert Shrum|March 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The country was impelled to act, not based on what was known, but what was feared.New Bin Laden Reports Aren’t Enough to Clarify the Pakistan Wild Card|P.J. Crowley|April 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The rational being is impelled towards absolute independence, and strives after freedom for the sake of freedom.A History of Philosophy in Epitome|Albert Schwegler
It struck her as a species of ghastly sentiment, which at once distressed, and impelled her to hysterical mirth.The Butterfly House|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Impelled by the strength of her love, from time to time she casts a furtive glance upon the face of her lover.The Tiger Hunter|Mayne Reid
But that was not the only reason which impelled me to visit that odious town.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
I could see that he was half afraid and half curious, but my mention of money had impelled him to return and inspect me.The Treasure of the Tigris|A. F. Mockler Ferryman