1. markedly effective as if by emotional pressure; "impelling skill as a teller of tales"; "an impelling personality"
(similar) effective, effectual, efficacious
1. urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
(hypernym) cause, do, make
(derivation) drift, impetus, impulsion
2. cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship"
(hypernym) move, displace
(derivation) impulse, impulsion, impetus