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Synonyms for propelling

Verb

1. propel, impel, move, displace
usage: cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship"
2. motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite, cause, do, make
usage: give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"

Adjective

1. propellant, propellent, propelling, propulsive, dynamic (vs. undynamic), dynamical
usage: tending to or capable of propelling; "propellant fuel for submarines"; "the faster a jet plane goes the greater its propulsive efficiency"; "universities...the seats of propulsive thought"
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