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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
move (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
a) (1) to go or pass to another place or in a certain direction with a continuous motion - moved into the shade
(2) to proceed toward a certain state or condition - moving up the executive ladder
(3) to become transferred during play - checkers move along diagonally adjacent squares
(4) to keep pace - moving with the times
b) to start away from some point or place - depart
c) to change one's residence or location
2.
to carry on one's life or activities in a specified environment - moves in the best circles
3.
to change position or posture - stir ordered him not to move
4.
to take action - act
5.
a) to begin operating or functioning or working in a usual way
b) to show marked activity - after a lull things really began to move
c) to move a piece (as in chess or checkers) during one's turn
6.
to make a formal request, application, or appeal
7.
to change hands by being sold or rented - goods that moved slowly
8.
transitive verb
of the bowels - evacuate
1.
a) (1) to change the place or position of
(2) to dislodge or displace from a fixed position - budge
b) to transfer (as a piece in chess) from one position to another
2.
a) (1) to cause to go or pass from one place to another with a continuous motion - move the flag slowly up and down
(2) to cause to advance
b) to cause to operate or function - actuate this button moves the whole machine
c) to put into activity or rouse up from inactivity
3.
to cause to change position or posture
4.
to prompt or rouse to the doing of something - persuade the report moved us to take action
5.
a) to stir the emotions, feelings, or passions of - deeply moved by such kindness
b) to affect in such a way as to lead to an indicated show of emotion - the story moved her to tears
6.
a) obsolete - beg
b) to make a formal application to
7.
to propose formally in a deliberative assembly - moved the adjournment motion
8.
to cause (the bowels) to void
9.
to cause to change hands through sale or rent
move (noun)
1.
a) the act of moving a piece (as in chess)
b) the turn of a player to move
2.
a) a step taken especially to gain an objective - maneuver a move to end the dispute retiring early was a smart move
b) the action of moving from a motionless position
c) one of a pattern of dance steps
d) a change of residence or location
e) an agile or deceptive action especially in sports
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
move (noun)
1.
an action planned or taken to achieve a desired result
SYNONIMS:
expedient, means, move, shift, step
RELATED WORDS:
act, action, deed, doing, feat, thing; course, procedure, proceeding, process; accomplishment, achievement, attainment, coup, exploit, success, triumph; activity, affair, business, dealing, enterprise, event; attempt, crack, endeavor, essay, fling, go, initiative, operation, pass, shot, stab, trial, try, undertaking, whack; effort, exertion, labor, pains, trouble, while, work; project, proposal, proposition; makeshift, resort, resource, stopgap; countermeasure, countermove, counterstep
move (noun)
2.
the act or an instance of changing position
SYNONIMS:
motion, move, shift, shifting, stir, stirring
RELATED WORDS:
dislocation, migration, relocation; locomotion, mobility, motility, motivity; fiddling, fidgeting, squirm, squirming, twitching, wriggling, writhing; flailing, flapping, waving
NEAR ANTONYMS:
immobility; inertia, inertness, stillness; cessation, discontinuance, ending, expiration, finish, halt, lapse, pause, shutdown, shutoff, stop, stoppage, surcease, termination
motionlessness
move (verb)
1.
to change the place or position of
SYNONIMS:
budge, dislocate, displace, disturb, relocate, remove, reposition, shift, transfer, transpose
RELATED WORDS:
bear, carry, cart, convey, drive, haul, lug, tote, transmit, transplant, transport; replace, supersede, supplant; alter, make over, modify, redo, refashion, remake, remodel, revamp, revise, rework, vary
NEAR ANTONYMS:
anchor, fix, freeze, moor, secure, set, stabilize; embed ( imbed), entrench ( intrench), implant, ingrain ( engrain), lodge, root
move (verb)
2.
to set or keep in motion
SYNONIMS:
actuate, drive, impel, propel, work
RELATED WORDS:
activate, motivate, provoke; abet, ferment, foment, incite, raise, stir (up), whip (up); set off, trigger, trip; arouse, excite, fire (up), galvanize, inflame ( enflame), inspire, instigate, rouse, stimulate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bridle, check, constrain, contain, control, curb, inhibit, regulate, rein (in), restrain
move (verb)
3.
to change one's position
SYNONIMS:
budge, locomote, shift, stir
RELATED WORDS:
fiddle, fidget, jiggle, squiggle, squirm, toss, twitch, wiggle, wriggle, writhe; rouse
NEAR ANTONYMS:
hang around, remain, stay, stick around, tarry; stabilize
freeze, still
move (verb)
4.
to act upon (a person or a person's feelings) so as to cause a response
SYNONIMS:
impact, impress, influence, move, reach, strike, sway, tell (on), touch
RELATED WORDS:
carry away, dazzle, enrapture, entrance, enthrall ( enthral), ravish, transport; bias, color; inspire, stir; engage, interest, involve, penetrate, pierce; afflict, agitate, bother, concern, discomfort, discompose, disquiet, distress, disturb, fluster, harass, harry, perturb, pester, plague, smite, strain, stress, trouble, try, upset, worry, wring; allure, attract, bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, fascinate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bore, jade, pall, tire, weary; underwhelm
move (verb)
5.
to rouse to strong feeling or action
SYNONIMS:
arouse, encourage, excite, fire (up), impassion, incite, instigate, move, pique, rev (up), spark, stimulate, stir
RELATED WORDS:
fan, ignite, inflame ( enflame), kindle, trigger; activate, animate, drive, energize, galvanize, induce, inspire, key (up), motivate, motive, pump up, quicken, set off, vitalize; abet, ferment, foment, raise, whip (up); anger, enrage, madden, upset; jeer, taunt, tease; aggravate, annoy, bother, exasperate, gall, get, irritate, vex
NEAR ANTONYMS:
calm, soothe, subdue, tranquilize ( tranquillize); appease, mollify, pacify, placate
move (verb)
6.
to cause (someone) to agree with a belief or course of action by using arguments or earnest requests
SYNONIMS:
argue, bring, bring around, convert, convince, gain, get, induce, move, prevail (on upon), satisfy, talk (into), win (over)
RELATED WORDS:
blandish, blarney, cajole, coax, entreat, exhort, fast-talk, urge, wheedle; allure, beguile, lead on, lure, seduce, snow, tempt; brainwash, overpersuade; incline, influence, move, prompt, sell, sway; attract, draw, entice, interest; chew over, converse, debate, discuss, dispute, hash (over), moot; reason (with)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
deter, discourage, dissuade, unsell
move (verb)
7.
to cause to function
SYNONIMS:
actuate, crank (up), drive, move, run, set off, spark, start, touch off, trigger, turn on
RELATED WORDS:
kick over, turn over; charge, electrify, energize, fire, fuel, generate, power, push; discharge, launch, release, switch, trip; reactivate, recharge; arouse, excite, jump-start, kick-start, stimulate, vitalize; ignite, incite, instigate, provoke, quicken, stir up; accelerate, catalyze, speed (up), step up
NEAR ANTONYMS:
arrest, brake, check, cut off, draw up, halt, jam, stall, stick, stop; decelerate, repress, slow, stunt, suppress
cut, cut out, deactivate, kill, shut off, turn off
move (verb)
8.
to leave a place often for another
SYNONIMS:
bail, bail out, begone, book, bugger off, bug off, bug out, buzz (off), clear off, clear out, cut out, depart, dig out, exit, get, get off, go off, move, pack (up off), part, peel off, pike (out off), pull out, push off, push on, quit, run along, sally (forth), scarper, shove (off), step (along), take off, vamoose, walk out
RELATED WORDS:
set out, start, strike out; abscond, decamp, escape, evacuate, flee, fly, get out, mizzle [], run away, scat, scram, skip; go out, light out, step out; abandon, desert, forsake, vacate; emigrate; adjourn, remove, retire, retreat, withdraw
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abide, dwell, lodge, remain, settle, stay, tarry; approach, close, near; hit, land, reach
arrive, come, show up, turn up
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