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move

noun

1 move

The act of deciding to do something.

Roget 676: undertaking; compact etc. 769; adventure, venture; engagement etc. (promise) 768; enterprise, emprise; pilgrimage; matter in hand ... show more

Roget 66: beginning, commencement, opening, outset, incipience, inception, inchoation; introduction etc. (precursor) 64; alpha, initial; inauguration, ... show more



2 move

The act of changing your residence or place of business:
— They say that three moves equal one fire.

synonym: relocation.

Dutch: verhuizing
Polish: przeprowadzka, przenosiny

3 move

A change of position that does not entail a change of location:
— Movement is a sign of life.
— An impatient move of his hand.

synonyms: motility, motion, movement.

Roget 680: action, performance; doing, etc. v.; perpetration; exercise, excitation; movement, operation, evolution, work; labor ... show more

Roget 264: motion, movement, move; going etc. v.; unrest.    stream, flow, flux, run, course, stir; ... show more

Dutch: beweging
Polish: poruszenie, ruszenie

4 move

The act of changing location from one place to another:
— The movement of people from the farms to the cities.
— His move put him directly in my path.

synonyms: motion, movement.

Dutch: omzetting, translocatie, transpositie, verplaatsing

5 move

game A player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game.

Dutch: zet
Polish: ruch

verb

1 move

Change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically:
— The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell.

synonyms: go, locomote, travel.

Dutch: gaan, verplaatsen

2 move

Cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense:
— Move those boxes into the corner, please.
— The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant.

synonym: displace.

3 move

Move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion.

Dutch: bewegen

4 move

Change residence, affiliation, or place of employment.

5 move

Follow a procedure or take a course.

synonyms: go, proceed.

Roget 976: create, move, uphold, preserve, govern &c.; atone, redeem, save, propitiate, mediate, &c.; predestinate, ... show more

Dutch: verdergaan, voortkomen

6 move

Be in a state of action.

synonym: be active.

7 move

Go or proceed from one point to another.

Dutch: overgaan, overspringen, overstappen, voortbewegen

8 move

Perform an action, or work out or perform (an action):
— We must move quickly.

synonym: act.

Dutch: handelen

9 move

Have an emotional or cognitive impact upon.

synonyms: affect, impress, strike.

Roget 824: excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect; stir the blood, fire the blood, ... show more

Dutch: draaien, frapperen, inboezemen, treffen

10 move

Give an incentive for action:
— This moved me to sacrifice my career.

synonyms: actuate, incite, motivate, prompt, propel.

Roget 615: induce, move; draw, draw on; bring in its train, give an impulse etc. n.; to; inspire; put up to, prompt, call up; attract, ... show more

Dutch: begeesteren, enthousiasmeren, motiveren, opwarmen

11 move

Arouse sympathy or compassion in.

Dutch: bewegen, ontroeren, roeren

12 move

Dispose of by selling.

13 move

Progress by being changed.

synonyms: go, run.

Roget 264: be in motion etc. adj.; move, go, hie, gang, budge, stir, pass, flit; hover about, hover round, ... show more

14 move

Live one's life in a specified environment.

15 move

Have a turn; make one's move in a game.

synonym: go.

Dutch: beurt, go

16 move

Propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting.

synonym: make a motion.

Roget 763: offer, proffer, present, tender; bid; propose, move; make a motion, make advances; start; invite, hold out, place in one's way, put forward.    ... show more

Roget 514: suppose, conjecture, surmise, suspect, guess, divine; theorize; presume, presurmise, presuppose; assume, fancy, wis, take it; ... show more


Moby thesaurus: accomplished fact, accomplishment, achievement, acquit, act, acta, action, activate, activity, actuate, actuation, ad hoc measure, admonish, advance, advancing, adventure, advocate, affect, agitate, alteration ... show more.

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