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Verb: propel (propelled,propelling)  pru'pel
  1. Cause to move forward with force
    "Steam propels this ship";
    - impel
     
  2. Give an incentive for action
    "This propelled me to sacrifice my career";
    - motivate, actuate, move, prompt, incite

Derived forms: propels, propelling, propelled

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

Encyclopedia: Propel