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move

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move

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1 to change the place or position of
  • I need you to move all your books off that chair before company gets here.
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2 to set or keep in motion
  • The hands of the wall clock are moved by battery.
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3 to change one's position
  • Don't move while I'm trying to draw your portrait.
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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.
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get to

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5 to rouse to strong feeling or action
  • The heartfelt appeal moved the people to reach into their pockets and donate generously.
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build a fire under

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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.
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8 to leave a place often for another
  • The police officer told the loiterers to move along.
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beat it, hit the road, pull stakes (or pull up stakes), take a hike (also take a walk), take a powder

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Synonym Discussion of move

move, actuate, drive, impel mean to set or keep in motion. move is very general and implies no more than the fact of changing position.
    • moved the furniture
actuate stresses transmission of power so as to work or set in motion.
    • turbines actuated by waterpower
drive implies imparting forward and continuous motion and often stresses the effect rather than the impetus.
    • a ship driven aground by hurricane winds
impel is usually figurative and suggests a great motivating impetus.
    • a candidate impelled by ambition

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