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dispel Explained

dispel at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


dispel at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1631, from L. dispellere "drive apart," from dis- "away" + pellere "to drive, push." Since the meaning is "to drive away in different directions" it should not have as an object a single, indivisible thing (you can dispel suspicion, but not an accusation). ///

dispel at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v past tense and past participle dispelled present participle dispelling [T] // [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Latin; Origin: dispellere, from pellere 'to drive, beat']// to make something go away, especially a belief, idea, or feeling// --We want to dispel the myth that you cannot eat well in Britain.// --Light poured into the hall, dispelling the shadows.//

dispel at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

82 Moby Thesaurus words for "dispel":
attenuate, be consumed, be gone, blow off, break up, cast forth,
cast off, cease, cease to be, cease to exist, clear away, crumble,
dematerialize, depart, die, die away, die out, dilute, disappear,
disband, disintegrate, dismiss, disperse, dissipate, dissolve,
diverge, do a fade-out, do away with, drive away, dwindle, eject,
eliminate, erode, evanesce, evaporate, exit, expel, exterminate,
fade, fade away, fade out, flee, fling off, fly, get rid of, go,
go away, go separate ways, hide, leave no trace, leave the scene,
liquidate, melt, melt away, oust, part, part company, pass,
pass away, pass out, perish, purge, retire from sight, scatter,
separate, shake off, shoo, sink, sink away, split up,
suffer an eclipse, thin, thin out, throw away, throw off,
unimportant, vanish, vanish from sight, volatilize, waste,
waste away, wear away

dispel at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Nonassemblage, Dispersion): disperse, scatter, sow, broadcast, disseminate, diffuse, shed, spread, bestrew, overspread, dispense, disband, disembody, dismember, distribute, apportion, blow off, let out, dispel, cast forth, cast, sprinkle, issue, deal out, retail, intersperse, set, set adrift, cast adrift, scatter to the winds, spread like wildfire.

[V] (Displacement): displace, misplace, dislodge, disestablish, exile, seclude, set aside, remove, take away, cart away, take off, unload, empty, eject, transfer, dispel, vacate, depart.

[V] (Repulsion): repel, push from, drive from, dispel, rout, repulse.

dispel at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(-ll-) [VN] to make sth, especially a feeling or belief, go away or disappear:
His speech dispelled any fears about his health.

dispel at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(-ll-) [VN] to make sth, especially a feeling or belief, go away or disappear:
His speech dispelled any fears about his health.

Dispel at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Dispel \Dis*pel"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dispelled}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Dispelling}.] [L. dispellere; dis- + pellere to push,
drive. See {Pulse} a beating.]
To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish; to
clear away; to banish; to dissipate; as, to dispel a cloud,
vapors, cares, doubts, illusions.

[Satan] gently raised their fainting courage, and
dispelled their fears. --Milton.

I saw myself the lambent easy light Gild the brown
horror, and dispel the night. --Dryden.

dispel at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric
meanings; "Drive away potential burglars"; "drive away
bad thoughts"; "dispel doubts"; "The supermarket had to
turn back many disappointed customers" [syn: {chase away},
{drive out}, {turn back}, {drive away}, {drive off}, {run
2: to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She
waved her hand and scattered the crowds" [syn: {disperse},
{dissipate}, {break up}, {scatter}]
[also: {dispelling}, {dispelled}]

dispel at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: rhymes » ɛl
  • Inter: IPA » dɪsˈpɛɫ


    Inter: en-verb » dispels|dispelling|dispelled

  • To drive away by scattering, or to cause to vanish; to clear away; to banish; to dissipate.

    Usage notes

    * Objects: cloud, vapors, cares, doubts, illusions, objections.


    Inter: trans-top » to drive away by scattering
    • Inter: trreq » ast
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|развейваць|tr=razvjéjvacʹ|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » be|рассейваць|tr=rassjéivacʹ|sc=Cyrl
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|разсейвам, Inter: t+ » bg|разпръсквам
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|dissipar
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|打消|tr=dǎxiāo|sc=Hani Inter: qualifier » doubts, Inter: t » cmn|驅散|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|驱散|tr=qūsàn|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|rozptýlit
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|henvejre
    • Inter: trreq » dv
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|verjagen,Inter: t+ » nl|verdrijven
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|purustama
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kumota, Inter: t- » fi|karkottaa, Inter: t- » fi|hälventää, Inter: t- » fi|haihduttaa
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|chasser,Inter: t+ » fr|dissiper

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|zerstreuen
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|הפיג|alt=הֵפִיג|tr=hefíg, Inter: t- » he|פיזר|alt=פִּזֵּר|tr=pizér
  • Inter: trreq » km
  • Inter: trreq » mwl
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|rozwiewać
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|dissipar, Inter: t+ » pt|dispersar
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|spulbera
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|развеивать|tr=razvéivatʹ Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|развеять|tr=razvéjatʹ Inter: pf » ., Inter: t+ » ru|рассеивать|tr=rasséivatʹ Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|рассеять|tr=rasséjatʹ Inter: pf » ., Inter: t+ » ru|разгонять|tr=razgonjátʹ Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|разогнать|tr=razognátʹ Inter: pf » .
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|disipar
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|розвіювати|tr=rozvíjuvaty|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » uk|розсіювати|tr=rozsíjuvaty|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * diples, disple, lisped, spiled
    Translation: et » dispel
    Translation: fa » dispel
    Translation: fr » dispel
    Translation: ko » dispel
    Translation: io » dispel
    Translation: it » dispel
    Translation: kn » dispel
    Translation: ml » dispel
    Translation: my » dispel
    Translation: ps » dispel
    Translation: pl » dispel
    Translation: ta » dispel
    Translation: te » dispel
    Translation: th » dispel
    Translation: vi » dispel
    Translation: zh » dispel