Synonyms for Impel:
n.animate, color, come over, engulf, grip, grow, heighten, pulse, surge, sweep over. activate, boom, boost, start. egg on, excite, inflame, pique, spur, touch off, work up, set off. mobilize, run.
browbeat, bulldoze, bully, cause, coerce, daunt, dictate, dragoon, foment, galvanize, hijack, incite, intimidate, mandate, motivate, nag, oblige, press, pressure, spark, stimulate, stress, urge.
bump, encourage, energize, entice, ferment, force, hasten, hurtle, induce, inspire, instigate, jerk, jog, jolt, jostle, knock, magnetize, move, nudge, poke, prompt, provoke, punch, shoot, strike, trigger.
•prompt, incite (verb)
boost, compel, drive, excite, foment, force, goad, induce, inspire, instigate, jog, mobilize, motivate, move, oblige, poke, press, prod, propel, push, shove, spur, start, stimulate, thrust, urge.
bowl, bunt, butt, cant, cast, catapult, chuck, compel, drive, fire, flick, fling, goad, heave, hurl, launch, lob, pelt, pitch, precipitate, prod, project, propel, push, ram, shove, shunt, sling, throw, thrust, toss.
egg on, mobilize. pique. inflame. run. •goad
•Other relevant words:
activate, animate, boom, boost, egg on, excite, grip, inflame, mobilize, pique, run, spur, start, touch off, work up.
Usage examples for impel
If such times of degeneracy and rampant iniquity ever return, if humanity is again compelled to stagger under the moral burdens that crushed the Roman Empire, without doubt the love of solitude, which is now held in check by the satisfactions of a comparatively pure and peaceful social life, will again arise in its old- time strength and impel men to seek in waste and lonely places the virtues they cannot acquire in a decaying civilization. – A Short History of Monks and Monasteries by Alfred Wesley Wishart