- v urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
- v cause to move forward with force
- s urged or forced to action through moral pressure
felt impelled to take a stand against the issue
- Indeed, the three points of his abstractly designed universe (he is given to drawing incomprehensible diagrams on any available surface) reflect that people who used to be impelled .
- It has been a year of political risk taking in Latin America as leaders tried to forge landmark social and political changes, sometimes impelled by desperation, sometimes not.
- A few minutes after the sighting, Barney Hill turned the car down a side road, impelled by some extrasensory command.
- Wallace D Wattles in Washington Post
By thought you can cause the gold in the hearts of the mountains to be impelled toward you,Wattles wrote.
- Anthony Kennedy in Los Angeles Times
We are impelled to give real content to the concept of qualified immunity for high-level officials who must be neither deterred nor detracted from the vigorous performance of their duties,Kennedy said.