1. cause to move back by force or influence

- repel the enemy

Similar word(s): drive, repulse

Definition categories: contact, force, push

2. be repellent to; cause aversion in

Similar word(s): repulse

Definition categories: emotion, displease

3. force or drive back

- repel the attacker

Similar word(s): rebuff, repulse

Definition categories: competition, defend, fight, oppose

4. reject outright and bluntly

Similar word(s): rebuff, snub

Definition categories: communication, disdain, reject, scorn, spurn

5. fill with distaste

Similar word(s): disgust, revolt

Definition categories: perception, excite, stimulate, stir