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Move

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Movev. t. [OE. moven, OF. moveir, F. mouvoir, L. movere; cf. Gr. 'amei`bein to change, exchange, go in or out, quit, Skr. mīv, p. p. m, to move, push. Cf. Emotion, Mew to molt, Mob, Mutable, Mutiny.].
  •  To cause to change place or posture in any manner; to set in motion; to carry, convey, draw, or push from one place to another; to impel; to stir; as, the wind moves a vessel; the horse moves a carriage.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To transfer (a piece or man) from one space or position to another on a playing board, according to the rules of the game; as, to move a king.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence.  [1913 Webster]
    "Minds desirous of revenge were not moved with gold."  [1913 Webster]
    "No female arts his mind could move."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion; to touch pathetically; to excite, as an emotion.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "When he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them."  [1913 Webster]
    "[The use of images] in orations and poetry is to move pity or terror."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To propose; to recommend; specifically, to propose formally for consideration and determination, in a deliberative assembly; to submit, as a resolution to be adopted; as, to move to adjourn.  [1913 Webster]
    "Let me but move one question to your daughter."  [1913 Webster]
    "They are to be blamed alike who move and who decline war upon particular respects."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To apply to, as for aid.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To stir; agitate; trouble; affect; persuade; influence; actuate; impel; rouse; prompt; instigate; incite; induce; incline; propose; offer.
Movev. i. 
  •  To change place or posture; to stir; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another; as, a ship moves rapidly.  [1913 Webster]
    "The foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth."  [1913 Webster]
    "On the green bank I sat and listened long, . . .
    Nor till her lay was ended could I move.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To act; to take action; to stir; to begin to act; as, to move in a matter.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To change residence; to remove, as from one house, town, or state, to another.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game.  [1913 Webster]
Moven. 
  •  The act of moving; a movement.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The act of moving one of the pieces, from one position to another, in the progress of the game; also, the opportunity or obligation to so move a piece; one's turn; as, you can only borrow from the bank in Monopoly when it's your move.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose.  [1913 Webster]
To make a move. (a) To take some action toward a goal, usually one involving interaction with other people. (b) To move a piece, as in a game. -- To be on the move, to bustle or stir about. [Colloq.]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Move, v. & n.
--v.
1 intr. & tr. change one's position or posture, or cause to do this.
2 tr. & intr. put or keep in motion; rouse, stir.
3 a intr. make a move in a board-game. b tr. change the position of (a piece) in a board-game.
4 intr. (often foll. by about, away, etc.) go or pass from place to place.
5 intr. take action, esp. promptly (moved to reduce unemployment).
6 intr. make progress (the project is moving fast).
7 intr. a change one's place of residence. b (of a business etc.) change to new premises (also tr.: move house; move offices).
8 intr. (foll. by in) live or be socially active in (a specified place or group etc.) (moves in the best circles).
9 tr. affect (a person) with (usu. tender or sympathetic) emotion.
10 tr. a (foll. by in) stimulate (laughter, anger, etc., in a person). b (foll. by to) provoke (a person to laughter etc.).
11 tr. (foll. by to, or to + infin.) prompt or incline (a person to a feeling or action).
12 a tr. cause (the bowels) to be evacuated. b intr. (of the bowels) be evacuated.
13 tr. (often foll. by that + clause) propose in a meeting, deliberative assembly, etc.
14 intr. (foll. by for) make a formal request or application.
15 intr. (of merchandise) be sold.
--n.
1 the act or an instance of moving.
2 a change of house, business premises, etc.
3 a step taken to secure some action or effect; an initiative.
4 a the changing of the position of a piece in a board-game. b a player's turn to do this.

Idiom
get a move on colloq.
1 hurry up.
2 make a start. make a move take action. move along (or on) change to a new position, esp. to avoid crowding, getting in the way, etc. move heaven and earth see HEAVEN.
move in
1 take possession of a new house.
2 get into a position of influence, interference, etc.
3 get into a position of readiness or proximity (for an offensive action etc.). move mountains see MOUNTAIN.
move out
1 leave one's home; change one's place of residence.
2 leave a position, job, etc. move over (or up) adjust one's position to make room for another. on the move 1 progressing.
2 moving about.
Etymology
ME f. AF mover, OF moveir f. L movere mot-

THESAURUS

Move

accomplished fact, accomplishment, achievement, acquit, act, acta, action, activate, activity, actuate, actuation, ad hoc measure, admonish, advance, advancing, adventure, advocate, affect, agitate, alteration, anchor, animate, annoy, answer, approach, arouse, art, artful dodge, artifice, ascend, assay, attempt, awake, awaken, back, back up, be, bear, begin, behave, bend, bias, bid, billet at, bivouac, blind, blow, blow the coals, blow up, bowl, break the ice, breathe, bring, bring before, bring forward, bring up, broach, budge, bunt, burrow, busy, butt, call forth, call up, camp, caper, carry, carry away, carry off, cart away, caution, change, change place, change-over, charge, chicanery, circle, climb, close out, colonize, color, come along, come home to, come on, come to anchor, commence, commend to attention, commute, compel, comport, conduct, conspiracy, contrivance, convert into cash, convey, countermove, coup, course, course of action, cover ground, crack, craft, cut under, cute trick, dealings, decamp, deceit, deed, delocalize, demarche, demean, depart, deport, descend, design, device, dislocate, dislodge, displace, dispose, disquiet, disturb, do, dodge, doing, doings, domesticate, drive, drive on, drop anchor, dump, dynamics, ebb, effect a sale, effort, emigrate, encourage, endeavor, energize, enjoin, enkindle, enrage, ensconce, enterprise, essay, establish residence, excite, exhort, exist, exit, expedient, experiment, exploit, expostulate, fait accompli, fakement, fan, fan the fire, fan the flame, fare, fare forth, feat, feed the fire, feint, fetch, fire, flame, fling, flit, flow, foment, force, forward, foster, frenzy, function, gain ground, galvanize, gambit, game, gang, gather head, gather way, gest, gesticulation, gesture, get, get ahead, get along, get away, get cracking, get going, get moving, get off, get on, get over, get under way, gimmick, give an impetus, give momentum, go, go ahead, go along, go around, go deep, go fast, go forward, go off, go on, go round, go sideways, go through one, goad, going, grieve, grift, gyrate, hand, handiwork, hasten, heat, hie, hive, hurry, impassion, impel, impress, improvisation, in transit, incense, incite, incline, induce, inflame, influence, infuriate, inhabit, inspire, intrigue, introduce, issue a caveat, job, jugglery, jury-rig, jury-rigged expedient, keep house, key up, kindle, kinematics, kinesipathy, kinesis, kinesitherapy, kinetics, knavery, last expedient, last resort, last shift, lather up, launch, lay aside, lay before, lead, leave, lick, light the fuse, light up, little game, live, live at, locate, madden, make, make a motion, make a move, make a sale, make good time, make haste, make head against, make headway, make off, make progress, make progress against, make strides, make up leeway, makeshift, maneuver, manhandle, march, market, means, measure, melt, melt the heart, merchandise, misbehave, mobilization, mobilize, modification, moor, moot, motion, motivate, motivation, mount, move along, move away, move forward, move on, move out, move over, move to action, movement, moving, nest, nudge, occupied, offer, offer a resolution, on the go, on the move, on the road, on the run, on the way, open up, operate, operation, opportunity, overexcite, overt act, park, pass, pass along, pass on, passage, pedal, penetrate, people, perch, performance, persuade, pierce, pique, pis aller, play, plot, ploy, plunge, pole, populate, pose, postulate, power, practice, preach, predispose, prefer, prevail, procedure, proceed, proceeding, prod, production, progress, progressing, promote, prompt, propel, propose, proposition, propound, provoke, pull out, pull up stakes, push, put aside, put forth, put forward, put in motion, put it to, quicken, racket, reach, recommend, red herring, regress, relocate, relocation, remind, remonstrate, removal, remove, replace, res gestae, resell, reside, resort, resource, restlessness, retail, retrogress, rise, roll, roll on, roost, rotate, rouse, row, ruffle, run, running, ruse, rush, sacrifice, sadden, sashay, scheme, sell, sell off, sell on consignment, sell out, sell over, sell retail, sell short, sell up, sell wholesale, send, serve, set agoing, set aside, set astir, set before, set fire to, set forth, set going, set in motion, set on fire, set up housekeeping, set up shop, settle, settle down, shake up, shake-up, shift, ship, shot, shove, shunt, side, sink, sit down, sleight, smart, smite, soar, soften, soften up, solution, spark, spin, spur, squat, stab, stand, start, stay at, steam up, stem, step, step forward, stimulate, sting, stir, stir the blood, stir the embers, stir the feelings, stir up, stirring, stop, stopgap, stratagem, strategy, stream, strike, strike root, stroke, stroke of policy, strong bid, stunt, submit, subside, subsist, subterfuge, succeeding, suggest, summon up, supersede, supplant, sway, sweep, sweep along, tactic, take away, take off, take residence at, take root, take up residence, temporary expedient, tentative, thing, thing done, thrust, time, tinge, tone, touch, touch a chord, tour de force, transaction, transfer, transmit, transport, travel, treadle, trial, trial and error, trick, trickery, troll, trump, trundle, try, turn, turn into money, turn on, turn over, undercut, undersell, undertaking, unload, unrest, up, upset, urge, variation, velocity, wake, wake up, waken, wane, warm, warm the blood, warn, wayfare, wear down, weigh with, wend, whack, whip on, whip up, whirl, wholesale, wile, wily device, withdraw, work, work into, work up, working, working hypothesis, working proposition, works

ROGET THESAURUS

Move

Motive

VB induce, move, draw, draw on, bring in its train, give an impulse, to, inspire, put up to, prompt, call up, attract, beckon, stimulate, spirit up, inspirit, rouse, arouse, animate, incite, foment, provoke, instigate, set on, actuate, act upon, work upon, operate upon, encourage, pat on the back, pat on the shoulder, clap on the back, clap on the shoulder, influence, weigh with, bias, sway, incline, dispose, predispose, turn the scale, inoculate, lead by the nose, have influence with, have influence over, have influence upon, exercise influence with, exercise influence over, exercise influence upon, go round, come round one, turn the head, magnetize, lobby, persuade, prevail with, prevail upon, overcome, carry, bring round to one's senses, bring to one's senses, draw over, win over, gain over, come over, talk over, procure, enlist, engage, invite, court, tempt, seduce, overpersuade, entice, allure, captivate, fascinate, bewitch, carry away, charm, conciliate, wheedle, coax, lure, inveigle, tantalize, cajole, tamper with, bribe, suborn, grease the palm, bait with a silver hook, gild the pill, make things pleasant, put a sop into the pan, throw a sop to, bait the hook, enforce, force, impel, propel, whip, lash, goad, spur, prick, urge, egg on, hound, hurry on, drag, exhort, advise, call upon, press, advocate, set an example, set the fashion, keep in countenance, be persuaded, yield to temptation, come round, concede, obey a call, follow advice, follow the bent, follow the dictates of, act on principle.

Undertaking

N undertaking, compact, adventure, venture, engagement, enterprise, emprise, pilgrimage, matter in hand, move, first move, undertaking, on the anvil, Int, here goes!.

Action

N action, performance, doing perpetration, exercise, excitation, movement, operation, evolution, work, labor, praxis, execution, procedure, handicraft, business, agency, deed, act, overt act, stitch, touch, gest transaction, job, doings, dealings, proceeding, measure, step, maneuver, bout, passage, move, stroke, blow, coup, coup de main, coup d'etat, tour de force, feat, exploit, achievement, handiwork, workmanship, manufacture, stroke of policy, actor, doing, acting, in action, in harness, on duty, in operation, in the act, in the midst of, in the thick of, red-handed, in flagrante delicto, while one's hand is in, action is eloquence, actions speak louder than words, actum aiunt ne agas, awake, arise, or be forever fall'n, dii pia facta vident, faire sans dire, fare fac, fronte capillata post est occasio calva, our deeds are sometimes better than our thoughts, the great end of life is not knowledge but action, thought is the soul of act, vivre-ce nest pas respirer c'est agir, we live in deeds not years.

Beginning

N beginning, commencement, opening, outset, incipience, inception, inchoation, introduction, alpha, initial, inauguration, debut, le premier pas, embarcation, rising of the curtain, maiden speech, outbreak, onset, brunt, initiative, move, first move, narrow end of the wedge, thin end of the wedge, fresh start, new departure, origin, source, rise, bud, germ, egg, rudiment, genesis, primogenesis, birth, nativity, cradle, infancy, start, inception, creation, starting point, dawn, evolution, title-page, head, heading, van, caption, fatihah, entrance, entry, inlet, orifice, mouth, chops, lips, porch, portal, portico, propylon, door, gate, gateway, postern, wicket, threshold, vestibule, propylaeum, skirts, border, first stage, first blush, first glance, first impression, first sight, rudiments, elements, outlines, grammar, alphabet, ABC, beginning, initial, initiatory, initiative, inceptive, introductory, incipient, proemial, inaugural, inchoate, inchoative, embryonic, rudimental, primogenial, primeval, primitive, primordial, aboriginal, natal, nascent, first, foremost, leading, maiden, begun, just begun, at the beginning, in the beginning first, in the first place, imprimis, first and foremost, in limine, in the bud, in embryo, in its infancy, from the beginning, from its birth, ab initio, ab ovo, ab incunabilis, ab origine, let's get going!, let's get this show on the road!, up and at 'em!, aller Anfang ist schwer, dimidium facti qui coepit habet, omnium rerum principia parva sunt.

Offer

VB offer, proffer, present, tender, bid, propose, move, make a motion, make advances, start, invite, hold out, place in one's way, put forward, hawk about, offer for sale, press, lay at one's feet, offer oneself, present oneself, volunteer, come forward, be a candidate, stand for, bid for, seek, be at one's service, go a begging, bribe.

Excitation

VB excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect, stir the blood, fire the blood, warm the blood, set astir, wake, awake, awaken, call forth, evoke, provoke, raise up, summon up, call up, wake up, blow up, get up, light up, raise, get up the steam, rouse, arouse, stir, fire, kindle, enkindle, apply the torch, set on fire, inflame, stimulate, exsuscitate, inspirit, spirit up, stir up, work up, pique, infuse life into, give new life to, bring new blood, introduce new blood, quicken, sharpen, whet, work upon, hurry on, give a fillip, put on one's mettle, fan the fire, fan the flame, blow the coals, stir the embers, fan into a flame, foster, heat, warm, foment, raise to a fever heat, keep up, keep the pot boiling, revive, rekindle, rake up, rip up, stir the feelings, play on the feelings, come home to the feelings, touch a string, touch a chord, touch the soul, touch the heart, go to one's heart, penetrate, pierce, go through one, touch to the quick, possess the soul, pervade the soul, penetrate the soul, imbrue the soul, absorb the soul, affect the soul, disturb the soul, absorb, rivet the attention, sink into the mind, sink into the heart, prey on the mind, distract, intoxicate, overwhelm, overpower, bouleverser, upset, turn one's head, fascinate, enrapture, agitate, perturb, ruffle, fluster, shake, disturb, startle, shock, stagger, give one a shock, give one a turn, strike all of a heap, stun, astound, electrify, galvanize, petrify, irritate, sting, cut to the heart, cut to the quick, try one's temper, fool to the top of one's bent, pique, infuriate, madden, make one's blood boil, lash into fury, be excited, flush up, flare up, catch the infection, thrill, mantle, work oneself up, seethe, boil, simmer, foam, fume, flame, rage, rave, run mad.

Deity

VB create, move, uphold, preserve, govern, atone, redeem, save, propitiate, mediate, predestinate, elect, call, ordain, bless, justify, sanctify, glorify Adj, almighty, holy, hallowed, sacred, divine, heavenly, celestial, sacrosanct, all-knowing, all-seeing, all-wise, omniscient, superhuman, supernatural, ghostly, spiritual, hyperphysical, unearthly, theistic, theocratic, anointed, soterial.

Motion

N motion, movement, move, going, unrest, stream, flow, flux, run, course, stir, evolution, kinematics, telekinesis, step, rate, pace, tread, stride, gait, port, footfall, cadence, carriage, velocity, angular velocity, clip, progress, locomotion, journey, voyage, transit, restlessness, mobility, movableness, motive power, laws of motion, mobilization, moving, in motion, transitional, motory, motive, shifting, movable, mobile, mercurial, unquiet, restless, nomadic, erratic, under way, on the move, on the wing, on the tramp, on the march, eppur si muove, es bildet ein Talent sich in der Stille, sich ein Charakter in dem Strom der Welt.

VB be in motion, move, go, hie, gang, budge, stir, pass, flit, hover about, hover round, hover about, shift, slide, glide, roll, roll on, flow, stream, run, drift, sweep along, wander, walk, change one's place, shift one's place, change one's quarters, shift one's quarters, dodge, keep going, keep moving, put in motion, set in motion, move, impel, propel, render movable, mobilize, be in motion, move, go, hie, gang, budge, stir, pass, flit, hover about, hover round, hover about, shift, slide, glide, roll, roll on, flow, stream, run, drift, sweep along, wander, walk, change one's place, shift one's place, change one's quarters, shift one's quarters, dodge, keep going, keep moving, put in motion, set in motion, move, impel, propel, render movable, mobilize.

Supposition

VB suppose, conjecture, surmise, suspect, guess, divine, theorize, presume, presurmise, presuppose, assume, fancy, wis, take it, give a guess, speculate, believe, dare say, take it into one's head, take for granted, imagine, put forth, propound, propose, start, put a case, submit, move, make a motion, hazard out, throw out a suggestion, put forward a suggestion, put forward conjecture, allude to, suggest, hint, put it into one's head, suggest itself, run in the head, marvel if, wonder if, wonder whether.


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