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I feel so entirely in my element with a full orchestra; even if my mortal enemies were marshalled before me, I could lead them, master them, surround them, or repulse them.
Robert Schumann

Meaning of "repulse" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD REPULSE

From Latin repellere to drive back, repel.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF REPULSE

repulse  [rɪˈpʌls] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF REPULSE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Repulse is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb repulse in English.

WHAT DOES REPULSE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Repulse

Repulse may refer to: Places ▪ Repulse Island National Park, Queensland, Australia ▪ Repulse Bay, Hong Kong ▪ The Repulse Bay, residential building ▪ Repulse Bay, Nunavut, Canada ▪ Repulse Bay Airport Shipping ▪ HMS Repulse, several ships of the Royal Navy ▪ Repulse class ship of the line Other ▪ Repulse Power Station, Tasmania, Australia...

Definition of repulse in the English dictionary

The first definition of repulse in the dictionary is to drive back or ward off ; repel; rebuff. Other definition of repulse is to reject with coldness or discourtesy. Repulse is also to produce a feeling of aversion or distaste.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO REPULSE

PRESENT

Present
I repulse
you repulse
he/she/it repulses
we repulse
you repulse
they repulse
Present continuous
I am repulsing
you are repulsing
he/she/it is repulsing
we are repulsing
you are repulsing
they are repulsing
Present perfect
I have repulsed
you have repulsed
he/she/it has repulsed
we have repulsed
you have repulsed
they have repulsed
Present perfect continuous
I have been repulsing
you have been repulsing
he/she/it has been repulsing
we have been repulsing
you have been repulsing
they have been repulsing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I repulsed
you repulsed
he/she/it repulsed
we repulsed
you repulsed
they repulsed
Past continuous
I was repulsing
you were repulsing
he/she/it was repulsing
we were repulsing
you were repulsing
they were repulsing
Past perfect
I had repulsed
you had repulsed
he/she/it had repulsed
we had repulsed
you had repulsed
they had repulsed
Past perfect continuous
I had been repulsing
you had been repulsing
he/she/it had been repulsing
we had been repulsing
you had been repulsing
they had been repulsing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will repulse
you will repulse
he/she/it will repulse
we will repulse
you will repulse
they will repulse
Future continuous
I will be repulsing
you will be repulsing
he/she/it will be repulsing
we will be repulsing
you will be repulsing
they will be repulsing
Future perfect
I will have repulsed
you will have repulsed
he/she/it will have repulsed
we will have repulsed
you will have repulsed
they will have repulsed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been repulsing
you will have been repulsing
he/she/it will have been repulsing
we will have been repulsing
you will have been repulsing
they will have been repulsing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would repulse
you would repulse
he/she/it would repulse
we would repulse
you would repulse
they would repulse
Conditional continuous
I would be repulsing
you would be repulsing
he/she/it would be repulsing
we would be repulsing
you would be repulsing
they would be repulsing
Conditional perfect
I would have repulse
you would have repulse
he/she/it would have repulse
we would have repulse
you would have repulse
they would have repulse
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been repulsing
you would have been repulsing
he/she/it would have been repulsing
we would have been repulsing
you would have been repulsing
they would have been repulsing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you repulse
we let´s repulse
you repulse
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to repulse
Past participle
repulsed
Present Participle
repulsing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH REPULSE


aeropulse
ˈɛərəʊˌpʌls
appulse
əˈpʌls
avulse
əˈvʌls
compulse
kəmˈpʌls
convulse
kənˈvʌls
divulse
daɪˈvʌls
dulse
dʌls
evulse
ɪˈvʌls
expulse
ɪksˈpʌls
impulse
ˈɪmpʌls
insulse
ɪnˈsʌls
monopulse
ˈmɒnəʊˌpʌls
mulse
mʌls
pulse
pʌls

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE REPULSE

repudiation
repudiationist
repudiative
repudiator
repugn
repugnance
repugnancy
repugnant
repugnantly
repulp
repulser
repulsion
repulsive
repulsively
repulsiveness
repump
repunctuation
repunit
repurchase
repurchase agreement

WORDS THAT END LIKE REPULSE

bulse
else
false
grilse
halse
keep one´s finger on the pulse
nerve impulse
on impulse
or else
play false
ring false
salse
something else
specific impulse
valse

Synonyms and antonyms of repulse in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «REPULSE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «repulse» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of repulse

Translation of «repulse» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF REPULSE

Find out the translation of repulse to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of repulse from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «repulse» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

浅水湾
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

repulsión
570 millions of speakers

English

repulse
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खदेड़ना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الصدة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

отпор
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

repulsa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিতাড়ন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

échec
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Repulse
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Repulse
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

撃退する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

격퇴
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rusak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đẩy lui
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தள்ளு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ढळणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

itelemek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Repulse
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Repulse
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відсіч
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Repulse
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

απόκρουση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

stoot
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Repulse
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

repulse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of repulse

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «REPULSE»

The term «repulse» is regularly used and occupies the 72.272 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «REPULSE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «repulse» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «repulse» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about repulse

EXAMPLES

QUOTES WITH «REPULSE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word repulse.
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Robert Schumann
I feel so entirely in my element with a full orchestra; even if my mortal enemies were marshalled before me, I could lead them, master them, surround them, or repulse them.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «REPULSE»

Discover the use of repulse in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to repulse and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pulse and repulse: troop carrier and airborne teams in ...
Troop carrier and airborne teams in Europe during World War II
H. Rex Shama, 1995
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Gross Me Out!: 50 Nasty Projects to Disgust Your Friends & ...
A collection of fifty experiments and activities for "awesomely gross" things to do or make includes fake blood, roadkill roast, slime games, and so much more. Reprint.
Joe Rhatigan, Rain Newcomb, 2005
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Exploring Hong Kong: A Visitor's Guide to Hong Kong Island, ...
Hitting the Sand in Hong Kong Take a dip at Repulse Bay Beach, then walk along the promenade to Deep Water Bay for yet another swim. Though Hong Kong has never claimed to be a tropical beach resort, the city nonetheless boasts plenty ...
Steven K. Bailey, 2009
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Memoirs
New Haven. Herrick. Newton and Loomis. Toronto. Sabine. Christiania. Hansteen. Jakobshavn. Rudolph. New Haven. Herrick. Newton and Loomis. New York. Hough. RepuUe Bay. Rae. Repulse Bay. Rae. Ireland. Hough. Repulse Bay. Rae.
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1868
5
Double canister at ten yards: the federal artillery and the ...
Fast-paced narrative details how Henry Hunt, chief of artillery, orchestrated the movements of Union batteries on Cemetery Ridge to repulse the Rebel charge in the most legendary confrontation in American military history.
Dave Shultz, 1995
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Nine Months to Gettysburg: Stannard's Vermonters and the ...
This book movingly captures their myriad anxieties as they are thrust suddenly into the most important infantry maneuver directed against the Confederate assault.
Howard Coffin, 2011
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War in the Pacific: Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay : the Story of ...
THE SINKING OF REPULSE AND PRINCE OF WALES Above: Japanese infantry manhandle a 75-mm Below: Meeting negligible aerial. Even before Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and Germany and Italy declared war on the United States,  ...
Bernard C. Nalty, 1999
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Repulse of Beaucourt: An Episode of New England History
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Abner Cheney Goodell, Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Colonial Society of Massachusetts Staff, 2011
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The Sinking of the Prince of Wales and Repulse: The End of ...
Selling Points: * The definitive account of arguably the Royal Navy's greatest disaster * Superbly researched and written Martin Middlebrook's name * Described by Daily Telegraph as 'Masterly and Authoritative'
Martin Middlebrook, Patrick Mahoney, 2004
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Hms Repulse
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! HMS Repulse was a 64-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 28 November 1780 at East Cowes, on the Isle of Wight.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «REPULSE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term repulse is used in the context of the following news items.
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South Sudanese rebels repulse attack by gov't forces in Upper Nile
June 14, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudanese rebels led by former vice-president, Riek Machar, said they repulsed fresh attack on Sunday by government ... «Sudan Tribune, Jun 15»
2
A graphic shows a geodesic dome that will be used as a …
After visiting the small community of Repulse Bay in central Nunavut, a group of Toronto university students decided they would help make affordable, fresh, ... «CTV News, Jun 15»
3
British father of Repulse Bay death plunge girl still under police …
Photo: Sam TsangA British insurance executive whose undocumented 15-year-old daughter plunged to her death in Repulse Bay two months ago was still ... «South China Morning Post, Jun 15»
4
Why Yenn Wong figured Repulse Bay needed Chinese comfort food
“Meen & Rice came in as we feel Repulse Bay is like a neighbourhood like Sheung Wan or Tai Hang on a bigger scale. We were exploring what the offerings ... «South China Morning Post, Jun 15»
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Repulse Bay through the ages, from Hemingway to the present day
1920s-1950s. The Repulse Bay stands exactly where the old hotel was between 1920 and 1982. The 84-room hotel hosted a number of special guests, ... «South China Morning Post, May 15»
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Missing Pond Inlet man walks safely into Repulse Bay
Brian Koonoo, a 36-year-old man from Pond Inlet, Nunavut, walked safely into Repulse Bay Wednesday morning after four days of air and ground searches ... «CBC.ca, May 15»
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Iraqi forces say they repulse Islamist attack near Ramadi
BAGHDAD Iraqi forces said they fought off an overnight attack by Islamic State militants near the city of Ramadi, which the insurgents overran at the weekend in ... «Reuters UK, May 15»
8
Missing Nunavut man walks into Repulse Bay
Search and rescue crews from across the Baffin and Kivalliq regions have been searching the trail between Hall Beach and Repulse Bay for Brian Koonoo, ... «Nunatsiaq News, May 15»
9
Modi government working on multiple strategies to repulse
NEW DELHI: The Modi government is seeking to gather support from non-NDA regional parties and is also working on multiple strategies to try and repulse the ... «Economic Times, May 15»
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Wreck of HMS Repulse 'rigged with scrap metal merchants' explosives'
The wreck of HMS Repulse, sunk in 1941 off Malaysia and classified as a war grave, has been "rigged up with home-made bombs and fuses waiting for ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 15»

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