impel impel  /ɪm ˈpɛl/


  1. (v) urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
  2. (v) cause to move forward with force


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  1. Illustration by Edwina White for PTI The thought of a loved one can turn our wits upside down, ratchet up our heart rate, impel us to slay dragons and write corny songs.
  2. Video games, Johnson notes, impel us to learn because playing them means not just following rules but also discovering what the rules are.
  3. So you've got this time gap between when things impel kids toward taking risks early in adolescence, and when things that allow people to think before they act come online.


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