1. To drive off in various directions
  2. to cause to vanish; alleviate
  3. Make (a doubt, feeling, or belief) disappear
  4. Drive (something) away; scatter
  5. Forced to go away
Pronunciation: dis•pel (dih-spel)
Parts of Speech: Verb
  • Dispel misconceptions about its role.
  • My initials fears are immediately dispelled within seconds of his arrival.
  • A dispel magic spell will prevent its effect, since dispel magic affects all spells no matter what their subject.
  • Facts are only useful if they can inform broader concepts and help dispel myths.
  • And the cautious nature of science is unlikely to be able to dispel belief in the link any time soon.
  • In this column, we will do our best to set the record straight and dispel popular myths about this condition

Related forms
dis·pel·la·ble, adjective
dis·pel·ler, noun
un·dis·pel·la·ble, adjective
un·dis·pelled, adjective

Synonyms: disperse, dissipate, separate, dismiss
Antonyms: assemble, cluster, collect, concentrate, congregate, gathe
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