Definition of Dispel

1. Verb. Force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings. "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"

Exact synonyms: Chase Away, Drive Away, Drive Off, Drive Out, Run Off, Turn Back
Specialized synonyms: Frighten, Fire, Clear The Air, Banish, Shoo, Shoo Away, Shoo Off
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Related verbs: Drive Out, Force Out, Rouse, Rout Out



2. Verb. To cause to separate and go in different directions. "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"
Exact synonyms: Break Up, Disperse, Dissipate, Scatter
Specialized synonyms: Disband
Generic synonyms: Divide, Separate
Derivative terms: Dispersion, Dissipation, Scatter, Scatter, Scattering, Scattering

Definition of Dispel

1. v. t. To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish; to clear away; to banish; to dissipate; as, to dispel a cloud, vapors, cares, doubts, illusions.

Definition of Dispel

1. Verb. To drive away by scattering, or to cause to vanish; to clear away; to banish; to dissipate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dispel

1. to drive off in various directions [v -PELLED, -PELLING, -PELS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dispel

dispathy
dispauper
dispaupered
dispaupering
dispauperize
dispauperized
dispauperizes
dispauperizing
dispaupers
dispeace
dispeaces
dispeed
dispeeded
dispeeding
dispeeds
dispel (current term)
dispell'd
dispellable
dispelled
dispeller
dispellers
dispelling
dispels
dispence
dispenced
dispences
dispend
dispended
dispender
dispenders

Literary usage of Dispel

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1. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1869)
"HE FINDS MEANS TO dispel THEM. DIONYSIUS experienced a violent opposition in the beginning of his usurpation. The Carthaginians having besieged Gela, ..."

2. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1863)
"... all doubt dispel, All grief and fears be o'er ! The chiefest from perdition's well Lies on a Southern shore. On South-Carolina's beach he lies, ..."

3. Memoirs of Richard Cumberland by Richard Cumberland (1807)
"Go on, sweet Nymph, and when thy Muse " Visits the dark and dreary tomb, • " Bright-rob'd Religion shall diffuse " Her radiance, and dispel the gloom. ..."

4. The Golden Words of a Sufi Sheikh: Revised Edition by M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (Ral.), M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (2006)
"If you dispel old age You can attain eternal youth. 162. dispel the poverty of the mind With the wisdom of the heart And acquire the endless wealth of God. ..."

5. Report of J. Ross Browne on the Mineral Resources of the States and by John Ross Browne (1868)
"Recent crushings of ore, claimed to represent average masses in these mines, have tended to dispel doubts of their richness, if indeed they may not be said ..."

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