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impelled (See impel)
led adj : urged or forced to action through moral pressure; "felt impelled to take a stand against the issue" [syn: driven]impel


1 urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate [syn: force]
2 cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship" [syn: propel] [also: impelling, impelled]

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  1. past of impel
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