repulse has definitions from the field of military
1
[ verb ] (military) force or drive back

Examples

"repel the attacker" "fight off the onslaught" "rebuff the attack"

Related terms

fight rebuff

2
[ verb ] be repellent to; cause aversion in

Synonyms

repel

3
[ verb ] cause to move back by force or influence

Examples

"repel the enemy" "push back the urge to smoke" "beat back the invaders"

4
[ noun ] an instance of driving away or warding off

Synonyms

snub rebuff

Related terms

rejection repel repel

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