动词过去式:impelled 过去分词:impelled 现在分词:impelling 第三人称单数:impels
v (-ll-) [Tn, Tn.pr, Cn.t] ~ sb (to sth) force or urge sb to do sth 推动、推进、驱策或敦促某人做某事物
*Impelled by feelings of guilt, John wrote to apologize. 约翰有感愧疚, 于是写信道歉.
* The President's speech impelled the nation to greater efforts. 总统的讲话激励国民更加努力.
* I felt impelled to investigate the matter further. 我觉得自己有责任对事情作进一步调查. Cf 参看 compel.
v past tense and past participleimpelledpresent participleimpelling [T]formal
1400-1500; Language: Latin;Origin:
impellere, from pellere 'to drive'
if something impels you to do something, it makes you feel very strongly that you must do it
→compelimpel sb to do sth The lack of democracy and equality impelled the oppressed to fight for independence.