verb (used with object), im·pelled, im·pel·ling.
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Origin of impel
Examples from the Web for impelling
More often, it was impelling them to define their markets more narrowly.
Does it signify that everything is arranged and ordered according to the laws of the impelling power?A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 8 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
And so is human evolution directed by impelling forces that are unknown to our waking consciousness.Elementary Theosophy|L. W. Rogers
But all was of no avail; we were hard on a lee shore, to which the howling tempest was impelling us.The Bible in Spain|George Borrow
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.