Definition of dispel verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dispel

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪˈspel//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈspel//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dispel
BrE BrE//dɪˈspel//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈspel//
 
he / she / it dispels
BrE BrE//dɪˈspelz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈspelz//
 
past simple dispelled
BrE BrE//dɪˈspeld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈspeld//
 
past participle dispelled
BrE BrE//dɪˈspeld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈspeld//
 
-ing form dispelling
BrE BrE//dɪˈspelɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈspelɪŋ//
 
 
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dispel something to make something, especially a feeling or belief, go away or disappear His speech dispelled any fears about his health. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin dispellere, from dis- ‘apart’ + pellere ‘to drive’.Extra examples Talking to Pam helped to dispel my doubts about the holiday. The chairman quickly dispelled rumours that he was planning to resign. This report dispels the notion that boys learn more quickly than girls. We need some good news to dispel the gloom. trying to dispel some of the myths about old age
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