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English definition of “impel”

impel

verb [T]     /ɪmˈpel/ (-ll-)
to make someone feel that they must do something: [+ to infinitive] She was in such a mess I felt impelled to (= felt I had to) offer your services. I wonder what it is that impels him to exercise all the time.Causing somebody to actUrging and persuading
(Definition of impel verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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