Search Result for "impelled":
1. urged or forced to action through moral pressure;
- Example: "felt impelled to take a stand against the issue"
[syn: driven, impelled]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Impel \Im*pel"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Impelling.] [L. impellere; pref. im- in + pellere, pulsum, to drive. See Pulse a beat, and cf. Impulse.] To drive or urge forward or on; to press on; to incite to action or motion in any way. [1913 Webster] The surge impelled me on a craggy coast. --Pope. Syn: To instigate; incite; induce; influence; force; drive; urge; actuate; move. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
impelled \impelled\ adj. motivated by an irresistable compulsion. Syn: driven. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]