Synonyms of impelled


1. impel, force, cause, do, make

usage: urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate

2. propel, impel, move, displace

usage: cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship"


1. driven, impelled, motivated (vs. unmotivated)

usage: urged or forced to action through moral pressure; "felt impelled to take a stand against the issue"

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