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Synonyms of repel in English:


  • 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
  • 3 the thought of kissing him repelled me
    revolt, disgust, repulse, sicken, nauseate, turn someone's stomach, be repulsive, be distasteful, be repugnant
    informal turn off, gross out
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