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From in- +‎ pellō (push, drive).



impellō (present infinitive impellere, perfect active impulī, supine impulsum); third conjugation

  1. I push, drive or strike against something; assail.
  2. I drive or push forward, set in motion, urge on, impel.
  3. (figuratively) I impel, incite, urge, instigate, stimulate, persuade.
  4. (figuratively) I overthrow, subdue, rout, destroy, vanquish.


   Conjugation of impello (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present impellō impellis impellit impellimus impellitis impellunt
imperfect impellēbam impellēbās impellēbat impellēbāmus impellēbātis impellēbant
future impellam impellēs impellet impellēmus impellētis impellent
perfect impulī impulistī impulit impulimus impulistis impulērunt, impulēre
pluperfect impuleram impulerās impulerat impulerāmus impulerātis impulerant
future perfect impulerō impuleris impulerit impulerimus impuleritis impulerint
passive present impellor impelleris, impellere impellitur impellimur impelliminī impelluntur
imperfect impellēbar impellēbāris, impellēbāre impellēbātur impellēbāmur impellēbāminī impellēbantur
future impellar impellēris, impellēre impellētur impellēmur impellēminī impellentur
perfect impulsus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect impulsus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect impulsus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present impellam impellās impellat impellāmus impellātis impellant
imperfect impellerem impellerēs impelleret impellerēmus impellerētis impellerent
perfect impulerim impulerīs impulerit impulerīmus impulerītis impulerint
pluperfect impulissem impulissēs impulisset impulissēmus impulissētis impulissent
passive present impellar impellāris, impellāre impellātur impellāmur impellāminī impellantur
imperfect impellerer impellerēris, impellerēre impellerētur impellerēmur impellerēminī impellerentur
perfect impulsus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect impulsus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present impelle impellite
future impellitō impellitō impellitōte impelluntō
passive present impellere impelliminī
future impellitor impellitor impelluntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives impellere impulisse impulsūrus esse impellī impulsus esse impulsum īrī
participles impellēns impulsūrus impulsus impellendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
impellere impellendī impellendō impellendum impulsum impulsū

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  • impello in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • impello in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • impello in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • I was induced by several considerations to..: multae causae me impulerunt ad aliquid or ut...
    • to make some one furious: impellere aliquem in furorem
    • the enemy's line is repulsed: acies hostium impellitur