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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·pel v. t. [imp. & p. p. Propelled p. pr. & vb. n. Propelling.]  To drive forward; to urge or press onward by force; to move, or cause to move; as, the wind or steam propels ships; balls are propelled by gunpowder.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : tending to or capable of propelling; "propellant fuel for
            submarines"; "the faster a jet plane goes the greater
            its propulsive efficiency"; "universities...the seats
            of propulsive thought" [syn: propellant, propellent,

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship"
           [syn: impel]
      2: give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my
         career" [syn: motivate, actuate, move, prompt, incite]
      [also: propelling, propelled]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See propel