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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re··pel v. t. [imp. & p. p. Repelled p. pr. & vb. n. Repelling.]
 1. To drive back; to force to return; to check the advance of; to repulse as, to repel an enemy or an assailant.
    Hippomedon repelled the hostile tide.   --Pope.
    They repelled each other strongly, and yet attracted each other strongly.   --Macaulay.
 2. To resist or oppose effectually; as, to repel an assault, an encroachment, or an argument.
    [He] gently repelled their entreaties.   --Hawthorne.
 Syn: -- Tu repulse; resist; oppose; reject; refuse.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy";
           "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"
           [syn: drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat
           back] [ant: attract]
      2: be repellent to; cause aversion in [syn: repulse] [ant: attract]
      3: force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the
         onslaught"; "rebuff the attack" [syn: repulse, fight
         off, rebuff, drive back]
      4: reject outright and bluntly; "She snubbed his proposal"
         [syn: rebuff, snub]
      5: fill with distaste; "This spoilt food disgusts me" [syn: disgust,
          gross out, revolt]
      [also: repelling, repelled]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust; "a
            disgusting smell"; "distasteful language"; "a loathsome
            disease"; "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me";
            "revolting food"; "a wicked stench" [syn: disgusting,
             disgustful, distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome,
             repellent, repellant, revolting, skanky, wicked,

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See repel