(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. repulse, resist, reject, scatter, drive apart; disgust, revolt. See pain, dislike.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To throw back]
Syn. rebuff, resist, deflect, withstand, stand up against, oppose, check, repulse, put to flight, keep at bay, knock down, drive away, chase away, drive back, beat back, hold back, force back, push back, beat off, ward off, chase off, stave off, fight off, hold off.
Ant. fall*, fail, retreat.
2. [To cause aversion]
Syn. nauseate, offend, revolt; see disgust .
3. [To reject]
Syn. dismiss, cast aside, spurn; see refuse .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. repulse push back, force back, ward off, resist, drive away, fend off, check, refuse, spurn, reject, snub, *give cold shoulder.
2. disgust *turn off, sicken, revolt, appall, *turn one's stomach, *gross out, *make one's flesh crawl.
ANT.: 1. welcome, embrace, accept. 2. attract, delight, please
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To turn or drive away: beat off, fend (off), keep off, parry, repulse, ward off. See ALLOW, STRIKE. 2. To offend the senses or feelings of: 824 disgust, nauseate, revolt, sicken. Idiom: turn one's stomach. See LIKE.

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