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Webster 1913 Edition


Repulse

Re-pulse′

(r?-p?ls′)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Repulsed
(-p?lst′)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Repulsing
.]
[L.
repulsus
, p. p. of
repellere
. See
Repel
.]
1.
To repel; to beat or drive back;
as, to
repulse
an assault; to
repulse
the enemy.
Complete to have discovered and
repulsed

Whatever wiles of foe or seeming friend.
Milton.
2.
To repel by discourtesy, coldness, or denial; to reject; to send away;
as, to
repulse
a suitor or a proffer
.

Re-pulse′

,
Noun.
[L.
repulsa
, fr.
repellere
,
repulsum
.]
1.
The act of repelling or driving back; also, the state of being repelled or driven back.
By fate repelled, and with
repulses
tired.
Denham.
He received in the
repulse
of Tarquin seven hurts in the body.
Shakespeare
2.
Figuratively: Refusal; denial; rejection; failure.

Webster 1828 Edition


Repulse

REPULSE

,
Noun.
repuls'. [L. repulsa, from repello; re and pello, to drive.]
1.
A being checked in advancing, or driven back by force. The enemy met with a repulse and retreated.
2.
Refusal; denial.

REPULSE

,
Verb.
T.
repuls'. [L. repulsus, repello.]
To repel; to beat or drive back as, to repulse an assailant or advancing enemy.

Definition 2022


repulse

repulse

See also: repulsé

English

Verb

repulse (third-person singular simple present repulses, present participle repulsing, simple past and past participle repulsed)

  1. to repel or drive back
    to repulse an assault; to repulse the enemy
  2. to reject or rebuff
    to repulse a suitor
  3. to cause revulsion

Translations

Noun

repulse (plural repulses)

  1. the act of repulsing or the state of being repulsed
  2. refusal, rejection or repulsion

Related terms

Anagrams


Italian

Verb

repulse

  1. third-person singular past historic of repellere

Noun

repulse f

  1. plural of repulso

Anagrams


Latin

Participle

repulse

  1. vocative masculine singular of repulsus

Spanish

Verb

repulse

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of repulsar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of repulsar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of repulsar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of repulsar.