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Synonyms for repel

Synonyms for (verb) repel

Synonyms: snub, repel, rebuff Definition: reject outright and bluntly Usage: She snubbed his proposal

Similar words: freeze off, scorn, spurn, reject, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down Definition: reject with contempt Usage: She spurned his advances

Synonyms: fight off, rebuff, repel, repulse, drive back Definition: force or drive back Usage: repel the attacker; fight off the onslaught; rebuff the attack

Similar words: fight, fight back, fight down, oppose, defend Definition: fight against or resist strongly Usage: The senator said he would oppose the bill; Don't fight it!

Synonyms: beat back, drive, force back, push back, repel, repulse Definition: cause to move back by force or influence Usage: repel the enemy; push back the urge to smoke; beat back the invaders

Similar words: push, force Definition: move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"

Synonyms: repel, repulse Definition: be repellent to; cause aversion in

Similar words: displease Definition: give displeasure to

Synonyms: repel, revolt, gross out, disgust Definition: fill with distaste Usage: This spoilt food disgusts me

Similar words: stimulate, stir, excite Definition: stir feelings in Usage: stimulate my appetite; excite the audience; stir emotions