Definition of impel verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they impel
he / she / it impels
past simple impelled
-ing form impelling
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if an idea or feeling impels you to do something, you feel as if you are forced to do it impel somebody to do something He felt impelled to investigate further. impel somebody (to something) There are various reasons that impel me to that conclusion.
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