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Verb propel has 2 senses
- propel, impel - cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship"
--1 is one way to move, displace
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
- motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite - give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"
--2 is one way to cause, do, make
They propel him to write the letter