Antonyms of verb repel

2 of 5 senses of repel

Sense 1
repel, drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat back -- (cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders")
       Antonym of attract (Sense 1)
      => attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in -- (direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes; "Her good looks attract the stares of many men"; "The ad pulled in many potential customers"; "This pianist pulls huge crowds"; "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers")

Sense 2
repel, repulse -- (be repellent to; cause aversion in)
       Antonym of attract (Sense 2)
      => attract, appeal -- (be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people")

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

5 senses of repel

Sense 1
repel, drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat back -- (cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders")
       => push, force -- (move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner")

Sense 2
repel, repulse -- (be repellent to; cause aversion in)
       => displease -- (give displeasure to)

Sense 3
repel, repulse, fight off, rebuff, drive back -- (force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack")
       => fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend -- (fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!")

Sense 4
rebuff, snub, repel -- (reject outright and bluntly; "She snubbed his proposal")
       => reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down -- (reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances")

Sense 5
disgust, gross out, revolt, repel -- (fill with distaste; "This spoilt food disgusts me")
       => stimulate, excite, stir -- (stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions")

Antonyms of adj repelling

1 sense of repelling

Sense 1
disgusting, disgustful, distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome, repellent, repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky -- (highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust; "a disgusting smell"; "distasteful language"; "a loathsome disease"; "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me"; "revolting food"; "a wicked stench")

INDIRECT (VIA offensive) -> inoffensive -- (giving no offense; "a quiet inoffensive man"; "a refreshing inoffensive stimulant")

Similarity of adj repelling

1 sense of repelling

Sense 1
disgusting, disgustful, distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome, repellent, repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky -- (highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust; "a disgusting smell"; "distasteful language"; "a loathsome disease"; "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me"; "revolting food"; "a wicked stench")
       => offensive (vs. inoffensive) -- (unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors")

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