Nouns (3)

repulse, snub, rebuff
n. an instance of driving away or warding off

Verbs (13)

drive back, fight off, rebuff, repulse, repel
v. force or drive back; "repel the attacker"; "fight off the onslaught"; "rebuff the attack"
beat back, push back, force back, repulse, drive, repel
v. cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"
repulse, repel
v. be repellent to; cause aversion in

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Fuzzynyms (28)

winnow out, rule out, reject, eliminate
v. dismiss from consideration or a contest; "John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi"; "This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration"
ward off
v. avert, turn away, or repel; "Ward off danger"
deflect, block, parry
v. impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"
awe
v. inspire awe in; "The famous professor awed the undergraduates"
consternate
v. fill with anxiety, dread, dismay, or confusion; "After the terrorist attack, people look consternated"
appal, scandalise, outrage, appall, scandalize, offend, shock
v. strike with disgust or revulsion; "The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends"
ward off, fend off, stave off, head off, forefend, debar, avoid, avert, deflect, obviate, forfend
v. prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"

Synonyms (6)

struggle, fight, contend
v. be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"
exert force on, do forcibly, force
v. do forcibly; exert force; "Don't force it!"

Antonyms (28)

allure, tempt
v. dispose or incline or entice to; "We were tempted by the delicious-looking food"
pull
v. hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball"
pull
v. apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion; "Pull the rope"; "Pull the handle towards you"; "pull the string gently"; "pull the trigger of the gun"; "pull your knees towards your chin"
take up, take in, suck up, sop up, soak up, draw, imbibe, suck, absorb
v. take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
enamor, becharm, enamour, enchant, entrance, bewitch, fascinate, charm, beguile, captivate, catch, trance, capture
v. attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"
appeal, attract
v. be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"

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