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What is another word for repel?

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To fend off or defend against something hostile
“With mounting despair, he makes plans to repel the inevitable onslaught.”
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To defy or put up an opposition to
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“He had to repel the urge to stare into the inky depths that commanded attention, even when dulled by pain.”
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To cause a feeling of disgust or revulsion in
“The sight and sounds of Tommy's thrusts shock and repel us. It's almost too much.”
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To resist mixing with or be impervious to (another substance)
“The earth is often sealed by a clay-like film that tends to repel water.”
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To confront or come up against
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To offend the moral feelings of
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To scare or instill fear
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To make (someone) feel annoyed or upset
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(archaic) To defend, protect, or guard against
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To act in opposition to
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To frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
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To show an unwillingness to accept or engage with someone or something
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To show an unwillingness to accept, do, engage in, or agree to
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axUS
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