repels

Repels is a word that is used to describe something that makes someone want to avoid or oppose it. Repels can be a physical object or a person.

  • The repels of the water made the fish swim away.

  • The repels of the mosquitoes made her want to go outside.

Definition of repels

verb

force or drive back

Synonyms:

drive back, fight off, rebuff, repulse

verb

fill with distaste

Synonyms:

disgust, gross out, revolt

verb

be repellent to; cause aversion in

Synonyms:

repulse

verb

reject outright and bluntly

Synonyms:

rebuff, snub

verb

cause to move back by force or influence

Synonyms:

beat back, drive, force back, push back, repulse

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Example Sentences for repels

  • 1

    The general managed to repel the attack.

  • 2

    The man is repelling to hear that.

  • 3

    Blood is repellent to many people.

  • 4

    The leaves are used as an insect repellent.

  • 5

    The precipitate is inert for repellent activity.

  • 6

    At first, with the assistance of the Zoroastrians, the invaders are repelled.

  • 7

    The defeated nation attempts to repel the invaders.

  • 8

    The picture of voting procedure is just repelling.

  • 9

    These birds learn to avoid the repellent chemicals.

  • 10

    What made him feel repelling