Textual thesaurus for "move"

(noun) relocation

the act of changing your residence or place of business

they say that three moves equal one fire

(noun) motion, movement

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

(noun) motility, motion, movement

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

(verb) be active

be in a state of action

she is always moving

(verb) run, go

progress by being changed

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

(verb) make a motion

propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting

(verb) go

have a turn; make one's move in a game

Can I go now?

(verb) prompt, propel, incite, motivate, actuate

give an incentive for action

This moved me to sacrifice my career

(verb) affect, strike, impress

have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

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

(verb) go, locomote, travel

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

(verb) displace

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

(verb) act

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

(verb) proceed, go

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