HyperDic: move

English > 21 senses of the word move:
VERBmotionmove, travel, go, locomotechange location
motionmove, displacecause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
motionmovemove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
motionmovechange residence, affiliation, or place of employment
socialmove, go, proceedfollow a procedure or take a course
bodymove, be activebe in a state of action
changemovego or proceed from one point to another
socialmove, actperform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
emotionmove, affect, impress, strikehave an emotional or cognitive impact / impact upon
creationmove, motivate, actuate, propel, prompt, incitegive an incentive for action / action
emotionmovearouse sympathy or compassion in
possessionmovedispose of by selling
changemove, go, runprogress by being changed
socialmovelive one's life in a specified environment
competitionmove, gohave a turn
communicationmove, make a motionpropose formally
NOUNactmovethe act of deciding to do something
actmove, relocationthe act of changing your residence or place of business
actmove, motion, movement, motilitya change of position that does not entail a change of location
actmove, motion, movementthe act of changing location from one place to another
actmove(game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game
move > pronunciation
Rhymesapprove ... remove: 10 rhymes with uwv...
English > move: 21 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of deciding to do something.
  • "he didn't make a move to help"
  • "his first move was to hire a lawyer"
NarrowerdemarcheA move or step or maneuver in political or diplomatic affairs
maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvreA move made to gain a tactical end
Broaderdecision, determination, conclusionThe act of making up your mind about something
Verbsmovebe in a state of action
moveperform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
English > move: 21 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of changing your residence or place of business.
Example"they say that three moves equal one fire"
NarrowerflitA secret move (to avoid paying debts)
overspillThe relocation of people from overcrowded cities
BroaderchangeThe action of changing something
Spanishmudanza, traslado
Catalanmudança, trasllat
Verbsmovechange residence, affiliation, or place of employment
English > move: 21 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA change of position that does not entail a change of location.
  • "movement is a sign of life"
  • "an impatient move of his hand"
Synonymsmotion, movement, motility
Narrowerabduction(physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body
adduction(physiology) moving of a body part toward the central axis of the body
agitationThe act of agitating something
body EnglishA motion of the body by a player as if to make an object already propelled go in the desired direction
circumductionA circular movement of a limb or eye
disturbanceThe act of disturbing something or someone
eurythmy, eurhythmy, eurythmics, eurhythmicsThe interpretation in harmonious bodily movements of the rhythm of musical compositions
eye movementThe movement of the eyes
fetal movement, foetal movementmotion of a fetus within the uterus (usually detected by the 16th week of pregnancy)
flit, dartA sudden quick movement
gesturemotion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
headshake, headshakingThe act of turning your head left and right to signify denial or disbelief or bemusement
inclination, incliningThe act of inclining
inversion, upendingturning upside down
inversion, eversion, evertingThe act of turning inside out
jerk, jerking, jolt, saccadeAn abrupt spasmodic movement
kick, kickingA rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics
kneel, kneelingsupporting yourself on your knees
lurch, pitch, pitchingabrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)
openingThe act of opening something
prostrationThe act of assuming a prostrate position
reach, reaching, stretchThe act of physically reaching or thrusting out
reciprocationAlternating back-and-forth movement
recliningThe act of assuming or maintaining a reclining position
retractionThe act of pulling or holding or drawing a part back
retroflection, retroflexionThe act of bending backward
rotation, rotary motionThe act of rotating as if on an axis
shutting, closingThe act of closing something
sittingThe act of assuming or maintaining a seated position
sitting, posing(photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait)
snapThe act of snapping the fingers
squat, squattingThe act of assuming or maintaining a crouching position with the knees bent and the buttocks near the heels
standingThe act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position
straddle, spanThe act of sitting or standing astride
strokeA single complete movement
sweepA movement in an arc
tossAn abrupt movement
vibration, quiver, quiveringThe act of vibrating
waveA movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon
waver, flutter, flickerThe act of moving back and forth
wiggle, wriggle, squirmThe act of wiggling
BroaderchangeThe action of changing something
Catalanmotilitat, moviment
Verbsmovemove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
English > move: 21 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of changing location from one place to another.
  • "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"
  • "his move put him directly in my path"
Synonymsmotion, movement
Narrowerapproach, approaching, comingThe act of drawing spatially closer to something
crawlA very slow movement
descentThe act of changing your location in a downward direction
flow, streamThe act of flowing or streaming
haste, hurry, rush, rushingThe act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
locomotion, travelself-propelled movement
lurch, lungeThe act of moving forward suddenly
maneuver, manoeuvre, playA deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
migrationThe movement of persons from one country or locality to another
progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motionThe act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
pursuit, chase, pursual, followingThe act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
returnThe act of going back to a prior location
rise, ascent, ascension, ascendingThe act of changing location in an upward direction
shift, shiftingThe act of moving from one place to another
slide, glide, coastThe act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it
slippagefailing to hold or slipping out of place
speed, speeding, hurryingchanging location rapidly
swing, swinging, vacillationchanging location by moving back and forth
translation, displacementThe act of uniform movement
travel, traveling, travellingThe act of going from one place to another
BroaderchangeThe action of changing something
Spanishdesplazamiento, movimiento, traslado
Catalandesplaçament, moviment, trasllat
Verbsmovecause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
movechange location
English > move: 21 senses > noun 5, act
Meaning(game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game.
CategorygameA contest with rules to determine a winner
Narrowerchess moveThe act of moving a chess piece
Broaderturn, play(game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession / succession
Catalanjugada, tirada
Verbsmovehave a turn
English > move: 21 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningchange location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThe cars move down the avenue
Example "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"
Synonymstravel, go, locomote
Caused bytravel, trip, jauntmake a trip for pleasure
Entailed bymissfail to reach or get to
reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gainReach a destination / destination, either real or abstract
steerdirect (oneself) somewhere
Narroweraccompanygo or travel along with
advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go onMove forward, also in the metaphorical sense
angleMove or proceed at an angle
ascend, go upTravel up, "We ascended the mountain"
automobileTravel in an automobile
backTravel backward
bangMove noisily
beetlefly or go in a manner resembling a beetle
betake oneselfDisplace oneself
billowMove with great difficulty
bounce, jounceMove up and down repeatedly
breezeTo proceed quickly and easily
caravanTravel in a caravan / caravan
careerMove headlong at high speed
carryCover a certain distance or advance beyond
circleMove in circles
circleTravel around something
circuitmake a circuit / circuit
circulateMove around freely
come, come upMove toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
comeCover a certain distance
crawl, creepMove slowly
cruiseTravel at a moderate speed
derail, jumpRun off or leave the rails
descend, fall, go down, come downMove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
doTravel or traverse (a distance)
dragMove slowly and as if with great effort
drawMove or go steadily or gradually
drive, motortravel or be transported in a vehicle
driveMove by being propelled by a force
easeMove gently or carefully
fallMove in a specified direction
falldescend in free fall under the influence of gravity
ferrytravel by ferry
float, drift, be adrift, blowBe in motion due to some air or water current
float, swimBe afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
floatMove lightly, as if suspended
flockMove as a crowd or in a group
fly, wingTravel through the air
flyBe dispersed or disseminated
followTo travel behind, go after, come after
follow, travel alongtravel along a certain course
forge, spurt, spirtMove or act with a sudden increase / increase in speed or energy
get around, get aboutMove around
ghostMove like a ghost
glideMove smoothly and effortlessly
go around, spread, circulateBecome widely known and passed on
hiss, whooshMove with a whooshing sound
hurtleMove with or as if with a rushing / rushing sound
island hopTravel from one island to the next
lanceMove quickly, as if by cutting one's way
lurchMove slowly and unsteadily
outflank, go aroundgo around the flank of (an opposing army)
paceGo at a pace
panmake a sweeping movement
passgo across or through
pass over, overflyfly over
playMove or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly
plow, ploughMove in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil
prancespring forward on the hind legs
precede, leadMove ahead / ahead (of others) in time or space
precessMove in a gyrating fashion
proceed, go forward, continueMove ahead
propagateTravel through the air
pursue, followFollow in or as if in pursuit
pushMove strenuously and with effort
rafttravel by raft in water
repair, resortMove, travel, or proceed toward some place
retreatMove away, as for privacy
retrogradeMove in a direction contrary to the usual / usual one
returnGo or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before
ride, sitSit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions
rideMove like a floating object
rideSit on and control a vehicle
rise, lift, arise, move up, go up, come up, upriseMove upward
roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabondMove about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
roundwind around
runMove about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way
runtravel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means
rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on itMove fast
scrambleTo move hurriedly
seekgo to or towards
shuttletravel back and forth between two points
siftMove as if through a sieve
skiMove along on skis
slice into, slice throughMove through a body or an object with a slicing motion
slither, slideTo pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly
snowshoeTravel on snowshoes
speedTravel at an excessive or illegal velocity
steamer, steamtravel by means of steam power
stepshift or move by taking a step
step, treadput down or press the foot, place the foot
stepMove with one's feet in a specific manner
stray, err, driftwander from a direct course or at random
swapMove (a piece of a program) into memory, in computer science
swashmake violent, noisy movements
swimTravel through water
swimMove as if gliding through water
swingchange direction with a swinging motion
taxiTravel slowly
trail, shackMove, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly
tramtravel by tram
transfer, changechange from one vehicle or transportation line to another
travel, journeyTravel upon or across
travelUndergo transportation as in a vehicle
travel, move aroundtravel from place to place, as for the purpose of finding work, preaching, or acting as a judge
travel by, pass by, surpass, go past, go by, passMove past
travel purposefullyTravel volitionally and in a certain direction with a certain goal
travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zipMove very fast
trundleMove heavily
turn, move aroundPass to the other side of
walkUse one's feet to advance
walk, take the airTake a walk
weave, wind, thread, meander, wanderTo move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
wenddirect one's course or way
wheel, rollMove along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle
whineMove with a whining sound
whishMove with a whishing sound
whiskMove quickly and nimbly
whistleMove with, or as with, a whistling sound
withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move backpull back or move away or backward
zigzag, cranktravel along a zigzag path
zoomMove with a low humming noise
See alsomove backpull back or move away or backward
move onmove forward, also in the metaphorical sense
move outmove out of one's old house or office
Oppositestay in placeBe stationary
Similar tomove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Spanishacudir, desplazarse, ir, moverse, mover, viajar
Catalanacudir, anar, desplaçar-se, moure's, moure, viatjar
Nounsmotion, movement, movethe act of changing location from one place to another
movementa natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
moversomeone who moves
English > move: 21 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThey move the car down the avenue
  • "Move those boxes into the corner, please"
  • "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
Cause tomoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Entailed bybearMove while holding up or supporting
kickDrive or propel with the foot
transferCause to change ownership
Narroweradvance, bring forwardCause to move forward
agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise upchange the arrangement or position of
beat, flapMove with a thrashing motion
blowCause to move by means of an air current
brandish, flourish, waveMove or swing back and forth
center, centreMove into the center
change hands, change ownersBe transferred to another owner
chase away, drive out, turn back, drive away, dispel, drive off, run offForce to go away
circulate, pass around, pass on, distributeCause be distributed
circulateCause to move in a circuit or system
dandleMove (a baby) up and down in one's arms or on one's knees
disarrangeDestroy the arrangement / arrangement or order of
dislocate, luxate, splay, slipMove out of position
displaceCause to move, usually with force or pressure
dragUse a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu
driveCause someone or something to move by driving
dropLet fall to the ground
engage, mesh, lock, operateKeep engaged
expel, throw out, kick outForce to leave or move out
exteriorize, bring outsidebring outside the body for surgery, of organs
flick, ruffle, riffletwitch / twitch or flutter
fluctuateCause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern
funnelMove or pour through a funnel
glideCause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly
herd, crowdCause to herd, drive, or crowd together
hit, strikeDrive something violently into a location
hustleCause to move furtively and hurriedly
jar, shake up, bump aroundShock physically
lateralizeMove or displace to one side so as to make lateral
launch, set in motionget going
lifttake hold of something and move it to a different location
lift, raiseMove upwards
lower, take down, let down, get down, bring downMove something or somebody to a lower position
mobilize, mobiliseCause to move around
overturn, tip over, turn over, upset, knock over, bowl over, tump overCause to overturn from an upright or normal position
playCause to move or operate freely within a bounded space
pourCause to run
press down, depresspress down
propel, impelCause to move forward with force
pull, drawCause to move by pulling
pull, drawCause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense
pulseDrive by or as if by pulsation
pumpMove up and down
push, forceMove with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
put, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
race, rushCause to move fast or to rush / rush or race
raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring upRaise from a lower to a higher position
rakeMove through with or as if with a rake
relocateMove or establish in a new location
rock, swayCause to move back and forth
roll, revolveCause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis
rout out, drive out, force out, rouseForce or drive out
runCause an animal to move fast
saltateMove by saltation
scanMove a light beam over
send, directCause to go somewhere
separate, disunite, divide, partForce, take, or pull apart
shift, dislodge, repositionchange place or direction
singsongMove as if accompanied by a singsong
sinkCause to sink
slideMove smoothly along a surface
slingMove with a sling
slipCause to move with a smooth or sliding motion
spill, shed, disgorgeCause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run ... / run out or over
spill, slop, splatterCause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container
station, post, send, placeAssign to a station / station
stirMove an implement through
swingMove in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting
take backMove text to the previous line
transfer, shiftMove around
transferMove from one place to another
translatechange the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation
translatesubject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body
transmit, transfer, transport, channel, channelize, channeliseSend from one person or place to another
transport, carryMove while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
transportMove something or somebody around
transport, send, shiptransport commercially
tugMove by pulling hard
turn, turn overCause to move around a center so as to show another side of
turnCause to move around or rotate
turnCause to move along an axis or into a new direction
unseatdislodge from one's seat, as from a horse
unwind, wind off, unrollreverse the winding or twisting of
uproot, extirpate, deracinate, root outpull up by or as if by the roots
upstageMove upstage, forcing the other actors to turn away from the audience
washMove by or as if by water
wedge, squeeze, forcesqueeze like a wedge into a tight space
whistleMove, send, or bring as if by whistling
wind, wrap, roll, twineArrange or or coil around
woosh, whooshMove with a sibilant sound
workMove into or onto
workMove in an agitated manner
Similar totravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Spanishdesplazar, mover, trasladar
Catalandesplaçar, moure
Adjectivesmovable, moveablecapable of being moved or conveyed from one place to another
movable(of personal property as opposed to real estate) can be moved from place to place (especially carried by hand)
Nounsmovementthe act of changing the location of something
movement, movethe act of changing location from one place to another
movera company that moves the possessions of a family or business from one site to another
moverworkman employed by a moving company
English > move: 21 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"He moved his hand slightly to the right"
Caused bymobilize, mobiliseCause to move around
move, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
take out, move out, removeCause to leave
Entailed bybearMove while holding up or supporting
exercise, work outDo physical exercise
push, forceMove with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
transplant, graftplace the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient
Narrowerarouse, stirTo begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"
assume, take, strike, take upOccupy or take on
beat, pound, thumpMove rhythmically
beat, flapMove with a flapping motion
bobMove up and down repeatedly
boltMove or jump suddenly
brush, sweepsweep across or over
buck, jerk, hitchJump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched
bustle, bustle about, hustleMove or cause to move energetically or busily
cant, cant over, tilt, slant, pitchheel over
careen, wobble, shift, tiltMove sideways or in an unsteady way
chopMove suddenly
churn, boil, moil, roilBe agitated
climbMove with difficulty, by grasping
closechange one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact
close, come togethercome together, as if in an embrace
crashMove with, or as if with, a crashing noise
cutMove (one's fist)
cut toMove to another scene when filming
dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toeMove in a pattern
danceMove in a graceful and rhythmical way
danceskip / skip, leap, or move up and down or sideways
divergeMove or draw apart / apart
dodgemake a sudden movement in a new direction so as to avoid
dodgeMove to and fro or from place to place usually in an irregular course
drop backTake position in the rear, as in a military formation or in the line of scrimmage in football
duckTo move (the head or body) quickly downwards or away
exit, go out, get out, leaveMove out of or depart from
falter, waverMove hesitatingly, as if about to give way
fidgetMove restlessly
flex, bendbend a joint
flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quaildraw back, as with fear or pain
flingMove in an abrupt or headlong manner
flip, twitchtoss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air
flow, fluxMove or progress freely as if in a stream
flurryMove in an agitated or confused / confused / confused manner
flyMove quickly or suddenly
get downlower (one's body) as by kneeling
grabmake a grasping or snatching motion with the hand
gravitateMove due to the pull of gravitation
heaveMove or cause to move in a specified way, direction, or position
hit the dirt, hit the deckfall or drop suddenly, usually to evade some danger
hopMove quickly from one place to another
hop on, mount, mount up, get on, jump on, climb on, bestrideget up on the back of
jerk, twitchMove with abrupt, seemingly uncontrolled motions
jolt, jarMove or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
jump, leap, bound, springMove forward by leaps and bounds
jump, leap, jump offJump down from an elevated point
linger, dawdleTake one's time
list, leanCause to lean to the side
lunge, hurl, hurtle, thrustmake a thrusting forward movement
lurch, pitch, shiftMove abruptly
make wayGet out of the way
mill, mill about, mill aroundMove about in a confused manner
mope, mope aroundMove around slowly and aimlessly
move back and forthMove in one direction and then into the opposite direction
move involuntarily, move reflexivelyMove in an uncontrolled manner
move over, give way, give, ease up, yieldMove in order to make room for someone for something
nodsway gently back and forth, as in a nodding motion
pulsate, beat, quiverMove with or as if with a regular alternating motion
putter, potter, potter around, putter aroundMove around aimlessly
quickenshow signs of life
reach, reach outMove forward or upward in order to touch
reciprocateAlternate the direction of motion of
roll, undulate, flap, waveMove in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
run, flow, feed, courseMove along, of liquids / liquids
seesawMove up and down as if on a seesaw
separate, part, splitGo one's own way / way
shake, agitateMove or cause to move back and forth
sidle, sashayMove sideways
sidleMove unobtrusively or furtively
slipMove easily
snap, click, flickCause to make a snapping sound
snap, clickMove or strike with a noise
snapMove with a snapping sound
spread, propagateBecome distributed or widespread
startle, jump, startMove or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
steal, slipMove stealthily
stir, shift, budge, agitateMove very slightly
streakMove quickly in a straight line
stretch, stretch outExtend one's body or limbs
strike outmake a motion as with one's fist or foot towards an object or away from one's body
stumble, tripmiss a step and fall or nearly fall
sweep, sailMove with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions
swoopMove with a sweep, or in a swooping arc
teeter, seesaw, totterMove unsteadily, with a rocking motion
throwMove violently, energetically, or carelessly
thunderMove fast, noisily, and heavily
turnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
turnMove around an axis or a center
vibrateshake, quiver, or throb
wallow, welterroll around, "pigs were wallowing in the mud"
wamble, waggleMove unsteadily or with a weaving or rolling motion
whirl, tumble, whirl aroundfly around
wobble, coggleMove unsteadily
writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twistTo move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling / struggling / struggling)
See alsomove overmove in order to make room for someone for something
Oppositestand stillRemain in place
Spanishmoverse, mover, trasladar
Catalanmoure's, moure
Nounsmotion, movement, movea change of position that does not entail a change of location
English > move: 21 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningchange residence, affiliation, or place of employment.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelSam and Sue move
  • "We moved from Idaho to Nebraska"
  • "The basketball player moved from one team to another"
Caused byevacuateMove people from their homes / homes or country
Entailed bysettle, locatetake up residence and become established
NarrowerevacuateMove out of an unsafe location into safety
migrate, transmigrateMove from one country or region to another and settle there
migrateMove periodically or seasonally
move inMove into a new house or office
move outMove out of one's old house or office
relocateBecome established in a new location
Oppositestay, stick, stick around, stay putstay put (in a certain place)
Spanishmudarse, mudar, trasladarse, trasladar
Catalanmudar-se, mudar, traslladar-se
Nounsmovethe act of changing your residence or place of business
movementthe act of changing location from one place to another
moversomeone who moves
English > move: 21 senses > verb 5, social
MeaningFollow a procedure or take a course.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Something ----s Adjective/Noun; Somebody ----s Adjective; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsgo, proceed
Narrowersteamroller, steamrollproceed with great force
venture, embarkproceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers
workproceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishacudir, avanzar, ir, proceder
Catalanacudir, adreçar-se, anar-se'n, dirigir-se, fer cap, marxar, venir
English > move: 21 senses > verb 6, body
MeaningBe in a state of action.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymbe active
Narrowerbestir, rouseBecome active
OppositerestBe at rest
Spanishestar activo, moverse
Nounsmotiona state of change
movethe act of deciding to do something
mover(parliamentary procedure) someone who makes a formal motion
English > move: 21 senses > verb 7, change
MeaningGo or proceed from one point to another.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"the debate moved from family values to the economy"
NarrowerscrollMove through text / text or graphics in order to display parts that do not fit on the screen
sink, pass, lapsePass into a specified state or condition
stepMove or proceed as if by steps into a new situation
Broaderchange, alter, varyBecome different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics / characteristics or essence
English > move: 21 senses > verb 8, social
MeaningPerform an action, or work out or perform (an action).
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example "We must move quickly"
Caused bycoerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, forceTo cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means
compel, oblige, obligateForce somebody to do something
directBe in charge of
incite, instigate, set off, stir upProvoke or stir ... / stir up
Narroweract onregulate one's behavior in accordance with certain information, ideas, or advice
alternate, take turnsDo something in turns
antagonize, antagonise, counteractact in opposition to
anticipate, foresee, forestall, counterAct in advance of
attack, aggressTake the initiative and go on the offensive
begin, startBegin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object
behave, comportBehave well or properly
behave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carryBehave in a certain manner
coactact together, as of organisms
come closenearly do something
come to the fore, step forward, come forward, step up, step to the fore, come outmake oneself visible
condescend, deign, descendDo something that one considers to be below one's dignity
condescendBehave in a patronizing and condescending manner
condescend, stoop, lower oneselfdebase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way
continue, go on, proceed, go along, keepContinue a certain state, condition, or activity
continueContinue after an interruption / interruption
continue, persist inDo something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop
cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manageCome to terms with
courtEngage in social activities leading to marriage
createpursue a creative activity
dally, toy, play, flirtBehave carelessly or indifferently
dareTo be courageous enough to try or do something
dealTake action with respect to (someone or something)
dispatchdispose of rapidly and without delay and efficiently
do well, had bestAct in one's own or everybody's best interest
effectact so as to bring into existence
egotripAct in a way that attracts attention
evadePractice evasion
exertmake a great effort at a mental or physical task
finish up, land up, fetch up, end up, wind up, finishfinally be or do something
forceDo forcibly
get around toDo something despite obstacles such as lack of time
go, proceed, moveFollow a procedure or take a course
go ahead, plow aheadproceed (with a plan of action)
go off half-cocked, go off at half-cockAct prematurely or without reflection or too soon
guardTake precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence
interactAct together or towards others or with others
interrupt, disturbDestroy the peace or tranquility of
lord it over, queen it over, put on airs, act superiorAct like the master of
make a point, make suremake a point of doing something
make bold, dare, presumeTake upon oneself
maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvreAct in order to achieve a certain goal / goal
misbehave, misconduct, misdemeanBehave badly
participate, take partShare in something
partneract as a partner
performPerform a function
perpetrate, commit, pullPerform an act, usually with a negative connotation
playBehave in a certain way
playAct or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome
play it by eardecide on one's actions as one goes along, depending on the situation
prosecuteConduct a prosecution in a court of law
prosecute, engage, pursuecarry out or participate in an activity
raceTo work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others
rampageAct violently, recklessly, or destructively
react, respondshow a response or a reaction to something
react, opposeact against or in opposition to
reciprocateAct, feel, or give mutually or in return
repeat, take overDo over
reward, repay, pay backAct or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions
rush, hasten, hurry, look sharp, festinateAct or move at high speed
satisfice, satisfisedecide on and pursue a course of action satisfying the minimum requirements to achieve a goal
set about, go about, approachBegin to deal with
sneakput, bring, or take in a secretive or furtive manner
stampedeAct, usually en masse, hurriedly or on an impulse
surprisecome upon or take unawares
takecarry out
take careBe careful, prudent, or watchful
take time by the forelockAct quickly and decisively
try, seek, attempt, essay, assaymake an effort or attempt
useHabitually do something (use only in the past tense)
volunteer, offeragree / agree freely
wait, hold off, hold backwait before acting
woo, court, romance, solicitmake amorous advances towards
Oppositerefrain, forbearResist doing something
Spanishactuar, hacer, llevar a cabo, obrar
Catalanactuar, fer
Nounsmovethe act of deciding to do something
English > move: 21 senses > verb 9, emotion
MeaningHave an emotional or cognitive impact / impact upon.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will move him; The good news will move her; The performance is likely to move Sue
Synonymsaffect, impress, strike
Cause tofeel, experienceUndergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind
NarroweralienateMake withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated
awakenmake aware / aware
cloudmake gloomy or depressed
disturb, upset, troubleMove deeply
engraveimpress or affect deeply
hit home, strike home, strike a chord, strike a noterefer to or be relevant or familiar / familiar to
impress, ingrain, instillproduce or try to produce a vivid impression of
impressimpress positively
infectaffect in a contagious way
jaraffect in a disagreeable way
moveArouse sympathy or compassion in
pierceMove or affect (a person's emotions or bodily feelings) deeply or sharply
saddenmake unhappy
smiteaffect suddenly with deep feeling
strike dumbRender speechless, as by surprising or shocking
surpriseCause to be surprised
sweep away, sweep offoverwhelm emotionally
touch, stiraffect emotionally
zapstrike suddenly and with force
Similar tohit, strike, come toCause to experience suddenly
motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, inciteGive an incentive for action / action
Spanishafectar, conmover, impresionar, repercutir
Catalanafectar, repercutir
English > move: 21 senses > verb 10, creation
MeaningGive an incentive for action / action.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelThey move him to write the letter
Example"This moved me to sacrifice my career"
Synonymsmotivate, actuate, propel, prompt, incite
Broadercause, do, makegive rise to
Similar toaffect, impress, move, strikeHave an emotional or cognitive impact / impact upon
moveArouse sympathy or compassion in
Spanishincitar, instigar, motivar, propulsar
Catalanincitar, instigar, motivar
English > move: 21 senses > verb 11, emotion
MeaningArouse sympathy or compassion in.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"Her fate moved us all"
Broaderaffect, impress, move, strikeHave an emotional or cognitive impact / impact upon
Similar tomotivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, inciteGive an incentive for action / action
Spanishconmover, enternecer
Catalancommoure, entendrir
English > move: 21 senses > verb 12, possession
Meaningdispose of by selling.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers"
BroadersellExchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
English > move: 21 senses > verb 13, change
Meaningprogress by being changed.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsgo, run
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
English > move: 21 senses > verb 14, social
MeaningLive one's life in a specified environment.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"she moves in certain circles only"
BroaderliveLead a certain kind of life
English > move: 21 senses > verb 15, competition
MeaningHave a turn; make one's move in a game / game.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelSam and Sue move
Entailsplayparticipate in games / games or sport
Entailed bycheckplace into check
Narrowerbluff, bluff outdeceive / deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand
castleMove the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king
checkdecline to initiate betting
draw, castchoose at random
manoeuver, maneuver, manoeuvre, operatePerform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
openmake the opening move
serveput the ball into play
stalematesubject / subject to a stalemate / stalemate
trump, ruffPlay a trump
Similar tomove, make a motionPropose formally
Spanishdestruir, go, hacer, jugar, mover
Catalandestruir, jugar, moure
Nounsmove(game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game
English > move: 21 senses > verb 16, communication
MeaningPropose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting.
PatternSomebody ----s on something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Synonymmake a motion
Broaderpropose, suggest, advisemake a proposal, declare a plan for something
Similar tomove, goHave a turn
Spanishpresentar una moción, someter
Catalanpresentar una moció
Nounsmover(parliamentary procedure) someone who makes a formal motion

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