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move

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of move

  1. 1 to change the place or position of <I need you to move all your books off that chair before company gets here> Synonyms 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 (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, root

  2. 2 to set or keep in motion <the hands of the wall clock are moved by battery> Synonyms 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 (also enflame), inspire, instigate, rouse, stimulate Near Antonyms bridle, check, constrain, contain, control, curb, inhibit, regulate, rein (in), restrain

  3. 3 to change one's position <don't move while I'm trying to draw your portrait> Synonyms 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 Antonyms freeze, still

  4. 4 to act upon (a person or a person's feelings) so as to cause a response <we were deeply moved by the program of patriotic music> Synonyms impact, impress, influence, {h,1}affect, reach, strike, sway, tell (on), touchRelated Words carry away, dazzle, enrapture, entrance, enthrall (or 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, fascinateNear Antonyms bore, jade, pall, tire, weary; underwhelm

  5. 5 to rouse to strong feeling or action <the heartfelt appeal moved the people to reach into their pockets and donate generously> Synonyms arouse, encourage, excite, fire (up), impassion, incite, instigate, provoke, pique, rev (up), spark, stimulate, stirRelated Words fan, ignite, inflame (also 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, vexNear Antonyms calm, soothe, subdue, tranquilize (also tranquillize); appease, mollify, pacify, placate

  6. 6 to cause (someone) to agree with a belief or course of action by using arguments or earnest requests <the report moved me to change my mind about the issue> Synonyms argue, bring, bring around, convert, convince, gain, get, induce, persuade, prevail (on or 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, persuade, prompt, sell, sway; attract, draw, entice, interest; chew over, converse, debate, discuss, dispute, hash (over), moot; reason (with)Near Antonyms deter, discourage, dissuade, unsell

  7. 7 to cause to function <this one button moves the whole machine> Synonyms actuate, crank (up), drive, activate, run, set off, spark, start, touch off, trigger, turn onRelated 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 upNear Antonyms arrest, brake, check, cut off, draw up, halt, jam, stall, stick, stop; decelerate, repress, slow, stunt, suppressAntonyms cut, cut out, deactivate, kill, shut off, turn off

  8. 8 to leave a place often for another <the police officer told the loiterers to move along> Synonyms bail, bail out, begone, book [slang], bugger off [British slang], bug off, bug out, buzz (off), clear off [chiefly British], clear out, cut out, depart, dig out, exit, get, get off, go off, go, pack (up or off), part, peel off, pike (out or off), pull out, push off, push on, quit, run along, sally (forth), scarper [British], shove (off), step (along), take off, vamoose, walk outRelated Words set out, start, strike out; abscond, decamp, escape, evacuate, flee, fly, get out, mizzle [chiefly British], run away, scat, scram, skip; go out, light out, step out; abandon, desert, forsake, vacate; emigrate; adjourn, remove, retire, retreat, withdrawNear Antonyms abide, dwell, lodge, remain, settle, stay, tarry; approach, close, near; hit, land, reachAntonyms arrive, come, show up, turn up




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