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moves

verb
present tense third-person singular of 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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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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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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moves

noun
plural of move

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“Moves.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/moves. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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