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What is another word for repulses?

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To fend off or defend against something hostile
“The muddy ground delayed them and gave the French gunners time to rally and repulse the first attack.”
To cause a feeling of disgust or revulsion in
“Even the thought of killing didn't repulse me the way it used to, although I still refrained from that particular method of retrieving my money.”
To reject an approach, offer or proposition
“It convinced him that he was irresistible to women. Surely, no woman could, for long, repulse his advances.”
To rebuff or snub someone
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“They set up camp in the newspaper section, relish the air-conditioning, and repulse anyone trying to browse the bookshelves.”
To refuse or say no to
To ward off or put up an opposition to (an attack)
To cause to retreat in disorder
To show an unwillingness to accept or engage with someone
To cause emotional distress to someone
To frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
To slow the growth or progress of, or to keep under control
Plural for the action of driving back an attack or of being driven back
“A large number of Canadians, resident there, were prepared to abandon their occupations and come to assist in the repulse of the invaders.”
Plural for a discouraging response to an offer or approach
“Although Masuda also met with a repulse at first, he ultimately succeeded in getting Hideyoshi to consent.”
Plural for the act of snubbing someone or being unfriendly towards them
“Every attempt on my part to ascertain the course of events, or mitigate their rigor, has been met by a direct and rude repulse.”
Plural for the state of being vanquished
Plural for a setback, or change for the worse
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