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move

move

 
pronunciation:
muv
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
move in, move on, move over
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: moved, moves, moving
definition 1: to change position or location.
She moved to the front of the classroom in order to see better.
synonyms:
shift, stir, transfer
similar words:
budge, circulate, draw, flow, migrate, pass, repair, stand, travel
definition 2: to be in motion.
I watched the dog's tail move back and forth.
synonyms:
flow, run
similar words:
circulate, draw, drift, flutter, revolve, rock, roll, shake, spin, stir, sway, swing, turn, vibrate
definition 3: to proceed or advance.
Work on the project is moving slowly.
synonyms:
advance, go, pass, progress, roll, travel
similar words:
ascend, carry, climb, descend, draw, flow, fly, proceed, pull, run, stride, walk
definition 4: to change the location of one's home or business.
They are moving to California next month.
synonyms:
relocate, remove, transfer
similar words:
depart, emigrate, go, leave, quit, vacate
definition 5: to make a formal request or proposal, as in a law case or in a meeting or legislature.
The lawyer moved that the case be dismissed.
similar words:
propose, request
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to change the position or location of.
She moved her chair to a spot by the window.
synonyms:
carry, convey, remove, send, shift, switch, transfer, transport
antonyms:
return
similar words:
budge, dislodge, dispatch, displace, empty, pass, push, relocate, take, transmit, transpose, turn
definition 2: to put or keep in motion.
The wind moves the blades of the windmill.
synonyms:
circulate, impel, issue, mobilize, pass, propel, push, roll, send
similar words:
drive, revolve, rouse, shove, spin, stir, turn, urge
definition 3: to cause tender, powerful, or sympathetic feelings in.
We were moved by his sorrowful story.
synonyms:
affect, carry, impress, inspire, stir, touch, transport
similar words:
get, melt, prompt, provoke, strike, swell
definition 4: to rouse, inspire, or motivate.
Our leader must move the people to resist this injustice.
synonyms:
actuate, incite, induce, influence, inspire, lead, motivate, prompt, provoke, rouse, urge
similar words:
convince, dispose, get, impel, persuade, stimulate, stir, sway, tempt
definition 5: to evacuate or empty (the bowels).
The doctor asked the patient if he had moved his bowels that day.
synonyms:
evacuate
similar words:
discharge, empty, purge, void
phrase: move in
phrase: move on
phrase: move over
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of moving.
He tried not to make any sudden moves.
synonyms:
motion, movement
similar words:
gesture
definition 2: a strategic action.
Given the situation, he made the right move.
synonyms:
maneuver, ploy
similar words:
act, action, coup, deed, dodge, exploit, feat, measures, play, step, stratagem, stroke, tactics, trick
definition 3: a change of the location of one's home or business.
They're busy packing everything up for the move.
similar words:
relocation, removal, transfer
definition 4: in chess, checkers, and other board games, the act of making a play.
He regretted his last move and was sure it would cost him the game.
synonyms:
turn
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