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Verb propel has 2 senses
  1. propel, impel - cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship"
    --1 is one way to move, displace
    Derived forms: noun propulsion2, noun propeller1, noun propellent1, noun propellant1, noun propellor1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite - give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"
    --2 is one way to cause, do, make
    Derived form: noun propulsion2
    Sample sentence:
    They propel him to write the letter
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