power of impelling
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  • impelling power — index motive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • power — Synonyms and related words: Establishment, VIP, ability, able, absolute power, absolutism, acme, activity, actuate, administration, ally, ampleness, amplitude, animate, appurtenance, aptitude, archduchy, archdukedom, ascendancy, authoritative,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • motive power — Synonyms and related words: activator, animator, appliance, arouser, bunt, butt, clout, compulsion, convenience, drive, driving force, energizer, engine, enginery, facility, fixture, human dynamo, impellent, impelling force, impetus, impulse,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • motive power — n. 1. any power, as steam, electricity, etc., used to impart motion; any source of mechanical energy 2. an impelling force …   English World dictionary

  • propulsion — Synonyms and related words: action and reaction, aeromotor, atomic power, bunt, butt, clout, compulsion, drive, driving force, electric power, electropower, horsepower, hydraulic power, hydroelectric power, impellent, impelling force, impetus,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • clout — noun authoritative power, authority, consequence, controlling power, directing power, dominancy, dominion, eminence, force, hegemony, importance, influence, influentiality, leverage, mastership, notability, potency, power, power of impelling,… …   Law dictionary

  • pressure — I noun anxiety, anxiousness, brunt, brute force, burden, coercion, compulsion, constraining force, constraint, controlling power, crisis, drive, duress, encumbrance, exertion, exhortation, exigency, force, hardship, heaviness, hindrance,… …   Law dictionary

  • influence — I. n. 1. Authority, sway, control, predominance, ascendency, power of impelling or directing, controlling power, directing agency. 2. Reputation, credit, weight of character. 3. Influx, inflow, inflowing. 4. Mystic power, unseen or mysterious… …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • dynamic — adj. & n. adj. (also dynamical) 1 energetic; active; potent. 2 Physics a concerning motive force (opp. STATIC). b concerning force in actual operation. 3 of or concerning dynamics. 4 Mus. relating to the volume of sound. 5 Philos. relating to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mainspring — /mayn spring /, n. 1. the principal spring in a mechanism, as in a watch. 2. the chief motive power; the impelling cause. [1585 95; MAIN1 + SPRING] * * * …   Universalium

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