1. [ noun ] the act of deciding to do something

"he didn't make a move to help" "his first move was to hire a lawyer"

Related terms: decision maneuver demarche act
2. [ verb ] change location; move, travel, or proceed
Synonyms: go travel locomote

"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"

Related terms: stay_in_place walk come return follow repair_to ride fall turn fly pass crawl travel_by travel_rapidly rise drive step advance descend rush follow wander proceed float slither swim withdraw wheel scramble pursue walk accompany step back circle pace pull swing play come ease bounce float go_around run circle draw career stray glide round ascend transfer trundle hurtle weave ride precede flock angle cruise speed travel trail shuttle whistle drift steam taxi lurch rip wend zigzag fly pan get_around ghost whine travel plow pass_over drag fall drive bang sift do raft navigate whish carry float breeze derail swap circulate billow retrograde zoom hiss slice_into lance circuit whisk betake_oneself seek propagate outflank swash ski run island_hop retreat wash ferry automobile move_around precess push repair snowshoe drive beetle step prance ride forge travel_purposefully repair_to continue climb travel_by rise advance advance descend elapse withdraw sink sink go_around abscond set go_out move_out motion movement traveler change_of_location locomotion locomotion
3. [ noun ] the act of changing your residence or place of business
Synonyms: relocation

"they say that three moves equal one fire"

Related terms: change flit relocate
4. [ noun ] a change of position that does not entail a change of location
Synonyms: movement motion motility

"the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise" "movement is a sign of life" "an impatient move of his hand" "gastrointestinal motility"

Related terms: change gesture wave rotation reach shutting lurch sitting disturbance squat sitting opening jerk waver twist vibration reclining straddle standing wiggle dart prostration headshake reciprocation toss inclination retroflection inversion body_English agitation inversion circumduction sweep stroke kneel fetal_movement kick nystagmus retraction snap adduction eurhythmics eurhythmics abduction
5. [ verb ] cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Synonyms: displace

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

Related terms: situate put turn send transport push pull drop swing raise roll turn lower transport drive pour shift lift chase_away separate engage stir transfer herd brandish station sink transfer propel launch wind wedge transport lift agitate advance work slide expel expel wash translate hustle spill overturn funnel spill run whistle unwind beat jar rake uproot transmit spill displace flick rout_out circulate whoosh race exteriorize center take_back relocate scan singsong upstage dandle pump dislocate blow saltate change_hands drag wash pull lateralize turn rock translate play glide pulse mobilize unseat disarrange tug press_down circulate fluctuate work hit travel motion mover mover
6. [ verb ] move so as to change position, as of a body part (nontranslational motion)

: "He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Related terms: stand_still turn shake exit reach turn jump dance dance close brush writhe flow sweep steal duck run assume throw fly stumble kick startle move_over gather bob lunge dodge jostle spread snap lurch wobble stir separate beat jerk undulate flinch careen crash make_way hop_on get_down displace bustle teeter flurry wallow thunder fidget streak dance sidle climb sidle bolt putter falter whirl diverge cant buck jolt snap heave stoop snap vibrate linger hop drop_back swish dodge arouse grab hit_the_dirt fling mill swoop churn bend beat cut flip quicken lean beat reciprocate gravitate stretch mope wamble move_involuntarily chop seesaw nod close move_back_and_forth cut_to move_over motion
7. [ noun ] the act of changing your location from one place to another
Synonyms: movement motion

"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"

Related terms: change approach haste travel progress maneuver pursuit flow speed rise migration return shift translation crawl descent swing slide lurch slippage locomotion adduction abduction travel
8. [ verb ] change residence, affiliation, or place of employment

"We moved from Idaho to Nebraska" "The basketball player moved from one team to another"

Related terms: stay migrate evacuate move_in move_out relocate motion
9. [ verb ] follow a procedure or take a course
Synonyms: go proceed

"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"

Related terms: act work venture appeal steamroller procedure
10. [ verb ] be in a state of action
Synonyms: be_active

"she is always moving"

Related terms: rest bestir motion
11. [ verb ] go or proceed from one point to another

"the debate moved from family values to the economy"

Related terms: change sink step scroll
12. [ noun ] (games) a player's turn to move a piece or take some other permitted action
Related terms: turn chess_move game
13. [ verb ] perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Synonyms: act

"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"

Related terms: refrain try continue go take wait play react prosecute participate perform deal end_up perpetrate volunteer make_bold dare take_care cope attack rush set_about do_well create effect go_ahead make_a_point use anticipate interrupt woo get_around_to follow_through prosecute continue come_close repeat behave antagonize alternate interact act_on react behave come_to_the_fore force condescend exert surprise play sneak guard continue begin condescend misbehave dispatch maneuver go_off_at_half-cock satisfice reciprocate egotrip reward court play_out use race rampage condescend play_it_by_ear take_time_by_the_forelock stampede lord_it_over evade dally coact partner influence pursue act_up action
14. [ verb ] give an incentive
Synonyms: prompt motivate incite actuate propel

"This moved me to sacrifice my career"

Related terms: cause affect act motivation incentive incitement propulsion motivating
15. [ verb ] have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
Synonyms: strike impress affect

"This child impressed me as unusually mature" "This behavior struck me as odd"

Related terms: surprise impress disturb impress touch hit_home awaken sweep_away sadden pierce strike_dumb cloud infect engrave jar zap smite hit motivate feel
16. [ verb ] arouse sympathy or compassion in

"Her fate moved us all"

Related terms: affect motivate
17. [ verb ] (business) dispose of by selling

"The chairman of the company told the salesmen to move the computers"

Related terms: sell
18. [ verb ] progress by being changed
Synonyms: go run

: "The speech has to go through several more drafts" "run through your presentation before the meeting"

Related terms: change test
19. [ verb ] live one's life in a specified environment

"she moves in certain circles only"

Related terms: live
20. [ verb ] have a turn; make one's move in a game
Synonyms: go

"Can I go now?"

Related terms: draw maneuver open castle serve bluff trump stalemate check play
21. [ verb ] propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
Synonyms: make_a_motion
Related terms: propose proposer
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