drive


drive

verb

Definition of DRIVE

1
to urge, push, or force onward <cowboys drove the herd of cattle from San Antonio to San Francisco>
Synonyms herd, punch, run
2
to travel by a motorized vehicle <I'm going to drive across the country—want to come?>
Synonyms automobile, motor, tool
Related Words roll, wheel; joyride; chauffeur, hack, taxi; ride; drag, race
3
to apply force to (someone or something) so that it moves in front of one <drove the plunger into the opening>
Synonyms drive, propel, shove, thrust
Related Words impel, move; bear (down), compress, depress, jam, pressure, squash, squeeze, weigh (upon); bulldoze, compel, force, lean (on or against), muscle, ram
4
to cause (a person) to give in to pressure <the corrupt governor was driven out of office>
Near Antonyms allow, let, permit; argue, convince, induce, move, persuade, prevail (on or upon), satisfy, talk (into), win (over)
6
to set or keep in motion <this motor drives the gears, which then turn the shaft>
7
to proceed or move quickly <the runner drove past the finish line and then came to a dead stop>
Near Antonyms dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around or out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up)
Antonyms crawl, creep, poke

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