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amove

transitive verb

Definition of amove

-ed/-ing/-s

obsolete

  1. :  to cause to be agitated (as with excitement); specifically :  to stir up emotionally

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Origin and Etymology of amove

Middle English amoven, ameven, from Middle French amovoir to incite (from Latin admovēre to bring to, put to, apply to, from ad- + movēre to move) & esmovoir to set in motion, stir up emotionally (from Latin exmovēre, emovēre to move away, remove, from ex, e out of, from + movēre to move) — more at ex-, move


First Known Use: 14th century


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amove

transitive verb \aˈmüv, əˈ-\

Definition of amove

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. :  remove; especially :  to dismiss from an office or position

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Origin and Etymology of amove

Middle English amoven, ameven, modification (influenced by Middle English amoven, ameven to stir up emotionally) of Latin amovēre, from a- (from ab-) + movēre to move — more at move


First Known Use: 15th century


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