how to pronounce repel


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the above transcription of repel is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

repel is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of repel in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… other because like charges repel so all …”

meanings of repel


  1. To turn (someone) away from a privilege, right, job, etc.
  2. To drive back (an assailant, advancing force etc.).
  3. To cause repulsion or dislike in; to disgust.
  4. To save (a shot).
  5. To reject, put off (a request, demand etc.).
  6. To force away by means of a repulsive force.
  7. To ward off (a malignant influence, attack etc.).

repel frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word repel occurs in english on average 1.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics repel can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that repel can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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