Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb propel

2 senses of propel

Sense 1
propel, impel -- (cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 2
motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite -- (give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career")
       => cause, do, make -- (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident")

Antonyms of adj propelling

1 sense of propelling

Sense 1
propellant, propellent, propelling, propulsive -- (tending to or capable of propelling; "propellant fuel for submarines"; "the faster a jet plane goes the greater its propulsive efficiency"; "universities...the seats of propulsive thought")

INDIRECT (VIA dynamic) -> undynamic, adynamic -- (characterized by an absence of force or forcefulness)

Similarity of adj propelling

1 sense of propelling

Sense 1
propellant, propellent, propelling, propulsive -- (tending to or capable of propelling; "propellant fuel for submarines"; "the faster a jet plane goes the greater its propulsive efficiency"; "universities...the seats of propulsive thought")
       => dynamic (vs. undynamic), dynamical -- (characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality; "a dynamic market"; "a dynamic speaker"; "the dynamic president of the firm")

2022, Cloud WordNet Browser