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move as in the act of deciding to do something
  • "he didn't make a move to help"
  • "his first move was to hire a lawyer"
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move as in the act of changing your residence or place of business
  • "they say that three moves equal one fire"

Synonyms

  • relocation the transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind) ; the act of changing your residence or place of business
move as in a change of position that does not entail a change of location
  • "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"
  • "movement is a sign of life"
  • "an impatient move of his hand"
  • "gastrointestinal motility"

Synonyms

  • motion show, express or direct through movement; the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals ; a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something ; a change of position that does not entail a change of location; a state of change; a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote; the act of changing location from one place to another; an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object
  • movement a change of position that does not entail a change of location; the act of changing location from one place to another; a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something ; a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata; a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object; a euphemism for defecation; a general tendency to change (as of opinion); the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock); the act of changing the location of something
  • motility ability to move spontaneously and independently ; a change of position that does not entail a change of location
move as in the act of changing location from one place to another
  • "police controlled the motion of the crowd"
  • "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"
  • "his move put him directly in my path"

Synonyms

  • motion show, express or direct through movement; the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals ; a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something ; a change of position that does not entail a change of location; a state of change; a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote; the act of changing location from one place to another; an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object
  • movement a change of position that does not entail a change of location; the act of changing location from one place to another; a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something ; a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata; a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object; a euphemism for defecation; a general tendency to change (as of opinion); the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock); the act of changing the location of something
move as in (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game
    move as in change location
    • "move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically"
    • "How fast does your new car go?"
    • "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"
    • "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"
    • "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"
    • "news travelled fast"

    Synonyms

    • travel the act of going from one place to another; a movement through space that changes the location of something ; self-propelled movement ; change location; undertake a journey or trip ; make a trip for pleasure ; travel upon or across; undergo transportation as in a vehicle; travel from place to place, as for the purpose of finding work, preaching, or acting as a judge
    • go functioning correctly and ready for action; a time period for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine ; a usually brief attempt; a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; change location; follow a procedure or take a course; move away from a place into another direction; enter or assume a certain state or condition; be awarded; have a particular form; stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; follow a certain course; be abolished or discarded; be or continue to be in a certain condition; make a certain noise or sound; perform as expected when applied; to be spent or finished; progress by being changed; continue to live and avoid dying; pass, fare, or elapse; pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; be in the right place or situation; be ranked or compare; begin or set in motion; have a turn; be contained in; be sounded, played, or expressed; blend or harmonize; lead, extend, or afford access; be the right size or shape; go through in search of something; be spent; give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number; stop operating or functioning
    • locomote change location
    move as in 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"
    • "I'm moving my money to another bank"
    • "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

    Synonyms

    • displace cause to move, usually with force or pressure; take the place of or have precedence over; terminate the employment of; cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
    move as in move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
    • "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
    move as in change residence, affiliation, or place of employment
    • "We moved from Idaho to Nebraska"
    • "The basketball player moved from one team to another"
    move as in follow a procedure or take a course
    • "We should go farther in this matter"
    • "She went through a lot of trouble"
    • "go about the world in a certain manner"
    • "Messages must go through diplomatic channels"

    Synonyms

    • go functioning correctly and ready for action; a time period for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine ; a usually brief attempt; a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; change location; follow a procedure or take a course; move away from a place into another direction; enter or assume a certain state or condition; be awarded; have a particular form; stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; follow a certain course; be abolished or discarded; be or continue to be in a certain condition; make a certain noise or sound; perform as expected when applied; to be spent or finished; progress by being changed; continue to live and avoid dying; pass, fare, or elapse; pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; be in the right place or situation; be ranked or compare; begin or set in motion; have a turn; be contained in; be sounded, played, or expressed; blend or harmonize; lead, extend, or afford access; be the right size or shape; go through in search of something; be spent; give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number; stop operating or functioning
    • proceed continue talking; move ahead; follow a procedure or take a course; follow a certain course; continue a certain state, condition, or activity
    move as in be in a state of action
    • "she is always moving"

    Synonyms

    • be active be in a state of action
    move as in go or proceed from one point to another
    • "the debate moved from family values to the economy"
    move as in perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
    • "think before you act"
    • "We must move quickly"
    • "The governor should act on the new energy bill"
    • "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

    Synonyms

    • act a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body ; something that people do or cause to happen ; a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet ; a short performance that is part of a longer program; a manifestation of insincerity; perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); behave in a certain manner; play a role or part; discharge one's duties; pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind; be suitable for theatrical performance; have an effect or outcome; be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure ; behave unnaturally or affectedly; perform on a stage or theater
    move as in have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
    • "This child impressed me as unusually mature"
    • "This behavior struck me as odd"
    • "he was dumb-struck by the news"
    • "her comments struck a sour note"

    Synonyms

    • affect the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion ; have an effect upon; act physically on; connect closely and often incriminatingly; make believe with the intent to deceive; have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
    • impress the act of coercing someone into government service ; have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; impress positively; produce or try to produce a vivid impression of; mark or stamp with or as if with pressure; reproduce by printing ; take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship; dye (fabric) before it is spun
    • strike a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions; an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective; a gentle blow ; a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball; (baseball) a pitch that the batter swings at and misses, or that the batter hits into foul territory, or that the batter does not swing at but the umpire judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders; a conspicuous success; deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; hit against; make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; indicate (a certain time) by striking; affect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely; stop work in order to press demands; touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; attain; produce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments; cause to form (an electric arc) between electrodes of an arc lamp; find unexpectedly; produce by ignition or a blow; remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line; cause to experience suddenly; drive something violently into a location; occupy or take on; disassemble a temporary structure, such as a tent or a theatrical set; form by stamping, punching, or printing; smooth with a strickle; pierce with force; arrive at after reckoning, deliberating, and weighing
    move as in give an incentive for action
    • "This moved me to sacrifice my career"

    Synonyms

    • motivate give an incentive for action
    • actuate put in motion or move to act; give an incentive for action
    • propel cause to move forward with force; give an incentive for action
    • prompt a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken); (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command ; according to schedule or without delay; ready and willing or quick to act; performed with little or no delay; give an incentive for action; serve as the inciting cause of; assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned
    • incite give an incentive for action; provoke or stir up; urge on
    move as in arouse sympathy or compassion in
    • "Her fate moved us all"
    move as in dispose of by selling
    • "The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers"
    move as in progress by being changed
    • "The speech has to go through several more drafts"
    • "run through your presentation before the meeting"

    Synonyms

    • go functioning correctly and ready for action; a time period for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine ; a usually brief attempt; a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; change location; follow a procedure or take a course; move away from a place into another direction; enter or assume a certain state or condition; be awarded; have a particular form; stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; follow a certain course; be abolished or discarded; be or continue to be in a certain condition; make a certain noise or sound; perform as expected when applied; to be spent or finished; progress by being changed; continue to live and avoid dying; pass, fare, or elapse; pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; be in the right place or situation; be ranked or compare; begin or set in motion; have a turn; be contained in; be sounded, played, or expressed; blend or harmonize; lead, extend, or afford access; be the right size or shape; go through in search of something; be spent; give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number; stop operating or functioning
    • run a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely; the act of testing something; a race run on foot; an unbroken series of events; (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team; a regular trip; the act of running; the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation; unrestricted freedom to use; the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.); a small stream ; a race between candidates for elective office; a row of unravelled stitches; the pouring forth of a fluid ; an unbroken chronological sequence; a short trip; move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time; flee; stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; direct or control; have a particular form; move along, of liquids; perform as expected when applied; change or be different within limits; run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; cause to emit recorded audio or video; move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way; have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be operating, running or functioning; change from one state to another; cause to perform; be affected by; continue to exist; occur persistently; carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine; include as the content; carry out; pass over, across, or through; cause something to pass or lead somewhere; make without a miss ; deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor ; cause an animal to move fast; be diffused; sail before the wind ; cover by running; extend or continue for a certain period of time; set animals loose to graze ; keep company; run with the ball; travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means; travel a route regularly; pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); compete in a race; progress by being changed; reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; become undone
    move as in live one's life in a specified environment
    • "she moves in certain circles only"
    move as in have a turn
    • "make one's move in a game"
    • "Can I go now?"

    Synonyms

    • go functioning correctly and ready for action; a time period for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine ; a usually brief attempt; a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; change location; follow a procedure or take a course; move away from a place into another direction; enter or assume a certain state or condition; be awarded; have a particular form; stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; follow a certain course; be abolished or discarded; be or continue to be in a certain condition; make a certain noise or sound; perform as expected when applied; to be spent or finished; progress by being changed; continue to live and avoid dying; pass, fare, or elapse; pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; be in the right place or situation; be ranked or compare; begin or set in motion; have a turn; be contained in; be sounded, played, or expressed; blend or harmonize; lead, extend, or afford access; be the right size or shape; go through in search of something; be spent; give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number; stop operating or functioning
    move as in propose formally
    • "in a debate or parliamentary meeting"

    Synonyms

    • make a motion propose formally

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