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Dispel appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Now dispel banana, Nan: an anableps I’d won.
  • Shall a feeble psi-demon gate let a gnome dispel beef – Allah’s?
  • No, we both promise I’m on ocean, anableps; I dispel banana economies I morph to be won.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb dispel:

dissipatedispeldispersescatter
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Definition of the verb dispel

What does dispel mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: dispelled, dispelling

  1. force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
  2. to cause to separate and go in different directions

Alternative definition of the verb dispel

verb

  1. To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish; to clear away; to banish; to dissipate.

Definition of the verb dispel for high school students

    to drive away, scatter
    • example: She entered the office as usual on Monday, dispelling the rumor that she had been fired.

The verb dispel is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for dispel

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Google previewThe Data Bonanza (2013)

Improving Knowledge Discovery in Science, Engineering, and Business by Malcolm Atkinson, Rob Baxter, Peter Brezany, Oscar Corcho, Michelle Galea, Mark Parsons, David Snelling, Jano van Hemert

Dispel. The language DISPEL is an experimental vehicle for exploring how...

Google previewEnglish Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order (1884)

With Copious Illustrations and Examples Drawn from the Best Writers by George Crabb

Dispel is a more forcible action than to digrerse: we destroy the existence of a thing by dispelling it; we merely destroy the junction or cohesion of a body by dispm'sing it; the sun dispels the clouds and darkness; the wind disperses the clouds, ...

Google previewThe Foundation Programme for Doctors (2007)

Getting In, Getting on and Getting Out by Ferras Alwan, Rohin Francis, Emma-Jane Smith

The first myth to dispel is that you need to be a distinction student with a string of academic prizes and publications ...

Google previewEnglish synonymes explained with illustrations and exemples from the best writers (1824)

by George Crabb

Dispel is a more forcible action than to disperse. We destroy the existence of a thing by dispelling it: we merely destroy the jimction or cohesion of a Body by dispersing it. The sun dispels the clouds" and darkness: the wind disperses the clouds ...

Google previewThe Mind's Affective Life (2014)

A Psychoanalytic and Philosophical Inquiry by Gemma Fiumara Corradi

Thus, one of the inconspicuous but persistent myths for us to dispel is that emotions are irrational, or unrelated to thinking and reasoning.

Google previewThe Magic Prism (2004)

An Essay in the Philosophy of Language by Howard Wettstein

dispel is the sense that there The Puzzles: Informative Identity 139.

Google previewRecognizing the Autonomy of Nature (2005)

Theory and Practice by Thomas Heyd

The more nebulous and indeterminate such nature skepticism is, the more difficult to dispel is the general sense of unease the term "nature" seems to arouse in the modern and especially the postmodern mind. Even if that unease can be ...

Google previewEnglish Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order (1818)

With Copious Illustrations and Examples Drawn from the Best Writers by George Crabb

Dispel is a more forcible action than to disperse: we destroy the existence of a thing by dispelling it; we merely destroy the junction or cohesion of a body by dispersing it: the sun dispels the clouds and darkness; the wind disperses the clouds, ...

Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2016)

by Jeremy Butterfield

dispel. means 'to drive away in different directions, to disperse', and is used literally with reference to fog, mist, clouds, and so...

It is less idiomatic to use dispel with a singular countable entity that cannot be regarded as divisible, such as an ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

dispel,v.t. scatter, dissipate , disperse, dissolve. See DESTRUCTION, DISPERSION. dispensable,adj. redundant, needless, unnecessary. See REPETITION. dispense,v.t. distribute, ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

barman Drinks mixer—soda Drinks server—barman Drinks to the health of— toasts Drive—ambition, urge, tee off, impel Drive away—repel, dispel Drive away and scatter—dispel Drive back—repel, repulse Drive dangerously close behind ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants (2005)

Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications by Christian Rätsch

The nut is said to strengthen the brain, sharpen the memory, warm and fortify the upset stomach, dispel flatulence or wind, impart good breath, dispel urine, constipate the red dysentery, in sum, for all types of ailments of the head, brain, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Mikir Language

dispel. dispensary dispensation dispense disperse dispirited displace display displease displeasure disport dispose disposition dispossess disproportion disprove dispute disqualify disquiet disquisition disregard disreputable disrespect ...

Google previewAdvanced Learners' Dictionary (1998)

by Martin H. Manser, Turton, Nigel D. Turton

dispel (di'spel) vb dispelled; dispelling scatter; chase away. < Latin dis- + pettere to drive. SEE PANEL. dispense (di'spens) vb 1 give out; distribute. 2 carry out; administer: dispense justice 3 prepare and give out ...

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms (101-)

by Samuel Fallows

KEY: Dispel SYN: Disperse, scatter, dissipate, drive_away, dismiss. ANT: Collect, recall, summon, convene, congregate, conglomerate, mass, accumulate. KEY: Dispensation SYN: Economy, dealing, revelation, distribution, ...

Google previewFowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Henry Watson Fowler, Jeremy Butterfield

dispel means to drive away in different directions, ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

report, send, settle, transmit dispatch bearer messenger dispatch boat aviso dispatch by certain way route dispatcher sender dispel allay, banish, eliminate, expel, resolve, rout, scatter dispel any doubts satisfy dispel apprehensions reassure ...

Google previewA complete dictionary of synonyms and antonyms or synonyms and words of opposite meaning

by S. Fallows

Dispel. SYN. Disperse, scatter, dissipate, drive away, dismiss. ANT. Collect, recall, summon, conveue, ...

Google previewThe Pocket Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus (2006)

by Elizabeth Jewell

dispel, diffuse; dissipate; see also DISPERSE 1, 2a. 3 (scattered) see DIFFUSE adj. 1 , SPORADIC. « n. 2 (scattering) smattering, sprinkling; suggestion, hint; see also TOUCH n. 3. SYNONYM STUDY: scatter BROADCAST, DIFFUSE, ...

Google previewThe Oxford Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus (2002)

by Elizabeth Jewell

dispel, diffuse; dissipate; see also DISPERSE 1, 2a. 3 (scattered) see DIFFUSE adj. 1, SPORADIC . _ n. 2 (scattering) smattering, sprinkling; suggestion, hint; see also TOUCH n. 3. SYNONYM STUDY: scatter BROADCAST, DIFFUSE, ...

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Just as a medicine may not cure a serious illness, wine will certainly not dispel your grief.
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Scrabble value of D2I1S1P3E1L1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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