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Verb: impel (impelled,impelling)  im'pel
  1. Urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
    - force
     
  2. Cause to move forward with force
    "Steam impels this ship";
    - propel

Derived forms: impelling, impelled, impels

Type of: cause, displace, do, engender, make, move