Definition of amove

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to cause to be agitated (as with excitement) specifically : to stir up emotionally
\ aˈmüv, əˈ- \

Definition of amove (Entry 2 of 2)

: remove especially : to dismiss from an office or position

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First Known Use of amove

Transitive verb (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Transitive verb (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amove

Transitive verb (1)

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)

Transitive verb (2)

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

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“Amove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amove. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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