Synonyms for move

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : moov
Phonetic Transcription : muv

Top 10 synonyms for move Other synonyms for the word move

Définition of move

Origin :
  • late 13c., from Anglo-French mover, Old French movoir "to move, get moving, set out; set in motion; introduce" (Modern French mouvoir), from Latin movere "move, set in motion; remove; disturb" (past participle motus, frequentative motare), from PIE root *meue- "to push away" (cf. Sanskrit kama-muta "moved by love" and probably mivati "pushes, moves;" Lithuanian mauti "push on;" Greek ameusasthai "to surpass," amyno "push away").
  • Intransitive sense developed in Old French and came thence to English, though it now is rare in French. Meaning "to affect with emotion" is from c.1300; that of "to prompt or impel toward some action" is from late 14c. Sense of "to change one's place of residence" is from 1707. Meaning "to propose (something) in an assembly, etc.," is first attested mid-15c. Related: Moved; moving.
  • noun progress, deed
  • verb be in motion, put in motion
  • verb motivate, influence
Example sentences :
  • She looked up at him with an amused little smile, but did not move.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • As it was just dark we thought it best to move on a few miles, which we did after dark.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • But as Philip obeyed her words, he saw her move suddenly and stand by Emilia's side.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • And a power outside his own will made Andrew move his hand to meet it.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • Thus the fortress must be taken before a gun or a waggon could move.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • But, though his host suggested this, Andrew refused to move his blankets.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • He tried every means of whiling away the time, but it never had seemed to move so slow.
  • Extract from : « The Lamplighter » by Charles Dickens
  • All the despair in Dick's face, though it wrung his heart, could not move him.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • We shall have to employ two men to move the heavy furniture.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • That's why he pulled up his hoss and waited for Allister to make the first move for his gun.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand

Antonyms for move

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