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repulse from (someone or something)

1. To drive someone or something back and away from someone, something, or some place. A noun or pronoun is used between "repulse" and "from." We were able to repulse the enemy soldiers from the fort. The country's small army repulsed the massive invasion from the shores of their island.
2. To cause someone to feel an aversion to or repugnance in something or some action and cause them avoid or desist it as a result. (Some linguists reject this usage of "repulse," though it has become normalized through common use.) A noun or pronoun is used between "repulse" and "from." My parents' zealotry repulsed me from religion at a very young age. The negative experience certainly repulsed me from ever helping them out in the future.
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repulse someone or something from something

to resist or repel someone or something from something. The royal guard repulsed the rebels from the palace grounds. Only the use of guns could repulse the starving wolves from the area around the cabin.
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