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