Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun repulse

1 sense of repulse

Sense 1
rebuff, snub, repulse -- (an instance of driving away or warding off)
       => rejection -- (the speech act of rejecting)

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

3 senses of repulse

Sense 1
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 2
repel, repulse -- (be repellent to; cause aversion in)
       => displease -- (give displeasure to)

Sense 3
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")

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