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impel

verb [T] uk   us   /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.
Translations of “impel”
in Vietnamese thúc ép…
in Spanish impulsar, mover, empujar…
in Thai กระตุ้น…
in Malaysian mendorong…
in French pousser (à)…
in German zwingen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 促使,驅使…
in Indonesian memaksa…
in Russian побуждать, вынуждать…
in Turkish zorlamak, sürüklemek, iteklemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 促使,驱使…
in Polish zmuszać…
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