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propel

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Etymology

Historically (late Middle English) meant "expel, drive out". From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] propellere, meaning pro- "forward" and pellere "to drive".

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Verb

Infinitive
to propel

Third person singular
propels

Simple past
propelled

Past participle
propelled

Present participle
propelling

to propel (third-person singular simple present propels, present participle propelling, simple past and past participle propelled)
  1. To cause to move, to surge forward.
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 265e.
      I can discern your nature and see that even without any arguments (logoi) from me it will propel you to what you say you are drawn towards,

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