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1 repel

Cause to move back by force or influence:
— Repel the enemy.

synonyms: beat back, drive, force back, push back, repulse.

Roget 898: hate, detest, abominate, abhor, loathe; recoil at, shudder at; shrink from, view with horror, hold in abomination, revolt against, execrate; scowl ... show more

Roget 289: repel, push from, drive apart, drive from etc. 276; chase, dispel; retrude; abduce, abduct; send away; repulse.    keep at arm's length, ... show more

Roget 616: dissuade, dehort, cry out against, remonstrate, expostulate, warn, contraindicate.    disincline, indispose, shake, stagger; dispirit; discourage, dishearten; ... show more

Roget 717: defend, forfend, fend; shield, screen, shroud; engarrison; fend round etc. (circumscribe) 229; fence, entrench, intrench; ... show more

Roget 719: resist; not submit etc. 725; repugn, reluct, reluctate, withstand; stand up against, strive against, bear up under, bear up against, be proof against, ... show more

Roget 893: be secluded, live secluded etc. adj.; keep aloof, stand, hold oneself aloof, keep in the background, stand in the background; keep snug; shut oneself up; deny oneself, seclude oneself creep into a corner, rusticate, ... show more

Dutch: afstoten, terugdrijven, terugdringen, terugduwen, terugslaan

2 repel

Be repellent to; cause aversion in.

synonym: repulse.

Dutch: tegenstaan, tegensteken

3 repel

Force or drive back:
— Repel the attacker.

synonyms: drive back, fight off, rebuff, repulse.

Roget 764: refuse, reject, deny, decline, turn down; nill, negative; refuse one's assent, withhold one's assent; shake the head; close the hand, close the purse; grudge, begrudge, ... show more

4 repel

Reject outright and bluntly.

synonyms: rebuff, snub.

Dutch: verjagen

5 repel

Fill with distaste.

synonyms: disgust, gross out, revolt.

Roget 830: cause pain, occasion pain, give pain, bring pain, induce pain, produce pain, create pain, inflict pain etc. 828; pain, hurt, wound.    pinch, ... show more

Roget 867: mislike misrelish, dislike, disrelish; mind, object to; have rather not, would rather not, prefer not to, not care for; have a dislike for, conceive a dislike to, entertain a dislike for, take a dislike to, ... show more

Dutch: afstoten, vervreemden

Moby thesaurus: abjure, anticipate, appall, avert, bar, be proof against, bear up, bear up against, beat back, beat off, block, blunt, brush aside, brush off, buck, chase, chase away, chase off, check, chill ... show more.

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