Definition for RE-PEL'

RE-PEL', v.t. [L. repello; re and pello, to drive.]

  1. To drive back; to force to return; to check advance; as, to repel an enemy or an assailant. Hippomedon repell'd the hostile tide. – Pope. And virtue may repel, though not invade. – Dryden.
  2. To resist; to oppose; as, to repel an argument.

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