1. first-person singular present indicative of repellere



From re- +‎ pellō (push, drive).



repellō (present infinitive repellere, perfect active reppulī, supine repulsum); third conjugation

  1. I drive, push or thrust back or away; reject, repulse, repel.
  2. (figuratively) I drive away, reject, remove, discard; keep off, hold back, ward off, repulse.
  3. (figuratively) I reject, refuse, refute, confute, repel.


   Conjugation of repellō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present repellō repellis repellit repellimus repellitis repellunt
imperfect repellēbam repellēbās repellēbat repellēbāmus repellēbātis repellēbant
future repellam repellēs repellet repellēmus repellētis repellent
perfect reppulī reppulistī reppulit reppulimus reppulistis reppulērunt, reppulēre
pluperfect reppuleram reppulerās reppulerat reppulerāmus reppulerātis reppulerant
future perfect reppulerō reppuleris reppulerit reppulerimus reppuleritis reppulerint
passive present repellor repelleris, repellere repellitur repellimur repelliminī repelluntur
imperfect repellēbar repellēbāris, repellēbāre repellēbātur repellēbāmur repellēbāminī repellēbantur
future repellar repellēris, repellēre repellētur repellēmur repellēminī repellentur
perfect repulsus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect repulsus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect repulsus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present repellam repellās repellat repellāmus repellātis repellant
imperfect repellerem repellerēs repelleret repellerēmus repellerētis repellerent
perfect reppulerim reppulerīs reppulerit reppulerīmus reppulerītis reppulerint
pluperfect reppulissem reppulissēs reppulisset reppulissēmus reppulissētis reppulissent
passive present repellar repellāris, repellāre repellātur repellāmur repellāminī repellantur
imperfect repellerer repellerēris, repellerēre repellerētur repellerēmur repellerēminī repellerentur
perfect repulsus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect repulsus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present repelle repellite
future repellitō repellitō repellitōte repelluntō
passive present repellere repelliminī
future repellitor repellitor repelluntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives repellere reppulisse repulsūrum esse repellī repulsum esse repulsum īrī
participles repellēns repulsūrus repulsus repellendus, repellundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
repellendī repellendō repellendum repellendō repulsum repulsū

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  • Catalan: repel·lir
  • English: repel, repeal (via Old French)
  • Galician: repeler
  • Italian: repellere
  • Portuguese: repelir
  • Spanish: repeler


  • repello in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • repello in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • repello in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to repel an injury: iniurias defendere, repellere, propulsare
    • to repulse an attack: repellere, propulsare hostem



repello m (plural repellos)

  1. plastering (of a building)