verb (dispels, dispelling, dispelled)[with object]
Make (a doubt, feeling, or belief) disappear: the brightness of the day did nothing to dispel Elaine’s dejection
More example sentences
- Actually listening to the record does little to dispel these feelings of disappointment.
- Such words dispelled any doubts, despair or lingering suspicions.
- Perhaps it is actually a canny psychological technique for dispelling any last minute doubts.
late Middle English: from Latin dispellere, from dis- 'apart' + pellere 'to drive'.
- More example sentences
- The title too was quite apt for it eulogised the guru, the dispeller of darkness, as the one who shows the right path to his disciples.
- The word guru means dispeller of darkness or heavy with wisdom.
- Everyone thinks his situation is hopeless - but Jesus, the dispeller of darkness, comes along and liberates him from his darkness.