Synonyms of repel in English:

repel

verb

  • 1 the rebels were repelled
    fight off, repulse, drive back/away, force back, beat back, push back; hold off, ward off, keep at bay
    archaic rebut
  • 2 the coating will repel water
    be impervious to, be impermeable to, keep out, resist, be ——proof

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