Synonyms for drive

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : drahyv
Phonetic Transcription : draɪv

Top 10 synonyms for drive Other synonyms for the word drive

Définition of drive

Origin :
  • Old English drifan "to drive, force, hunt, pursue; rush against" (class I strong verb; past tense draf, past participle drifen), from Proto-Germanic *dribanan (cf. Old Frisian driva, Old Saxon driban, Dutch drijven, Old High German triban, German treiben, Old Norse drifa, Gothic dreiban "to drive"). Not found outside Germanic. Original sense of "pushing from behind," altered in Modern English by application to automobiles. Related: Driving.
  • MILLER: "The more you drive, the less intelligent you are." ["Repo Man," 1984]
  • noun journey by vehicle
  • noun campaign for cause
  • noun person's will to achieve
  • verb move or urge on
  • verb moving, controlling a vehicle
  • verb hit with heavy blow
Example sentences :
  • "I wonder that you take her to drive with you," suggested Philip, sympathetically.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • "It is a great deal worse to drive without her," said the impetuous lady.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • Then drive on; if there had been, I wouldn't have travelled a mile with her.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • When we get to the circle of 'em, because they're all round the cabin, we'll drive at 'em together.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • "You promised to drive with me," he said, following her to a chair in which she sat.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • Austin listened to her reminiscences and turned the talk to the drive.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • I have a mile's drive up town to take, and I think the exercise might be good for you.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • The drive was a long and anxious one; it seemed to her all the time as if the horses could not get on.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • It was almost eight when he turned the car into the drive of the White Springs Hotel.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • And the more some of them have had to drink, the more they want to drive the machine.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart

Antonyms for drive

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