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Antonyms for move
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. move

    A person may bear a load either when in motion or at rest; he carries it only when in motion. The stooping Atlas bears the world on his shoulders; swiftly moving Time carries the hour-glass and scythe; a person may be said either to bear or to carry a scar, since it is upon him whether in motion or at rest. If an object is to be moved from the place we occupy, we say carry; if to the place we occupy, we say bring. A messenger carries a letter to a correspondent, and brings an answer. Take is often used in this sense in place of carry; as, take that letter to the office. Carry often signifies to transport by personal strength, without reference to the direction; as, that is more than he can carry; yet, even so, it would not be admissible to say carry it to me, or carry it here; in such case we must say bring. To lift is simply to raise from the ground, tho but for an instant, with no reference to holding or moving; one may be able to lift what he could not carry. The figurative uses of carry are very numerous; as, to carry an election, carry the country, carry (in the sense of capture) a fort, carry an audience, carry a stock of goods, etc. Compare CONVEY; KEEP; SUPPORT.

    Antonyms:
    drop, fall under, give up, let go, shake off, throw down, throw off

    Synonyms:
    bear, bring, carry, convey, lift, remove, sustain, take, transmit, transport

    Preposition:
    To carry coals to Newcastle; carry nothing from, or out of, this house; he carried these qualities into all he did; carry across the street, over the bridge, through the woods, around or round the corner; beyond the river; the cable was carried under the sea.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. move

    Antonyms:
    stand, stop, lie, rest, stay, allay, deter, prevent, arrest, withdraw

    Synonyms:
    change, go, progress, stir, affect, agitate, actuate, impel, propose, advance, propel, instigate, provoke

Princeton's WordNet

  1. movenoun

    the act of deciding to do something

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

    Antonyms:
    stay put, stay, stick, stick around, stand still

    Synonyms:
    motion, relocation, motility, movement

  2. move, relocationnoun

    the act of changing your residence or place of business

    "they say that three moves equal one fire"

    Antonyms:
    stay, stick around, stick, stand still, stay put

    Synonyms:
    resettlement, motion, relocation, motility, movement

  3. motion, movement, move, motilitynoun

    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"

    Antonyms:
    stick, stay put, stick around, stand still, stay

    Synonyms:
    apparent motion, bm, bowel movement, crusade, drive, relocation, effort, front, question, movement, campaign, drift, apparent movement, trend, gesture, motion, cause, social movement, motility

  4. motion, movement, movenoun

    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"

    Antonyms:
    stick, stay, stay put, stand still, stick around

    Synonyms:
    apparent motion, bm, bowel movement, crusade, drive, relocation, effort, front, question, movement, campaign, drift, apparent movement, trend, gesture, motion, cause, social movement, motility

  5. moveverb

    (game) a player's turn to take some action permitted by the rules of the game

    Antonyms:
    stick, stand still, stay, stick around, stay put

    Synonyms:
    motion, relocation, motility, movement

  6. travel, go, move, locomoteverb

    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"

    Antonyms:
    stay put, stay, stick, stand still, stick around

    Synonyms:
    drop dead, motivate, trip, operate, belong, incite, buy the farm, give-up the ghost, work, choke, go away, get, rifle, conk out, cash in one's chips, sound, get going, kick the bucket, run, blend, function, lead, endure, impress, live, pass away, perish, run short, strike, survive, croak, plump, extend, conk, fit, move around, blend in, become, run low, exit, locomote, break, proceed, last, decease, propel, give out, break down, go, depart, give way, hold up, actuate, snuff it, prompt, pass, hold out, start, fail, die, act, pop off, displace, travel, make a motion, journey, jaunt, live on, affect, be active, expire, go bad

  7. move, displaceverb

    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"

    Antonyms:
    stick around, stand still, stick, stay put, stay

    Synonyms:
    go, send away, be active, actuate, make a motion, locomote, strike, prompt, can, give notice, sack, propel, give the sack, motivate, force out, dismiss, displace, impress, affect, run, proceed, preempt, act, incite, terminate, travel, give the axe, fire

  8. moveverb

    move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

    "He moved his hand slightly to the right"

    Antonyms:
    stick around, stay put, stand still, stay, stick

    Synonyms:
    go, be active, actuate, make a motion, locomote, strike, prompt, propel, motivate, displace, impress, affect, run, proceed, act, incite, travel

  9. moveverb

    change residence, affiliation, or place of employment

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

    Antonyms:
    stay, stick around, stand still, stay put, stick

    Synonyms:
    go, be active, actuate, make a motion, locomote, strike, prompt, propel, motivate, displace, impress, affect, run, proceed, act, incite, travel

  10. go, proceed, moveverb

    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"

    Antonyms:
    stay, stick around, stick, stand still, stay put

    Synonyms:
    drop dead, continue, pop off, operate, belong, incite, buy the farm, give-up the ghost, work, choke, go away, get, keep, rifle, motivate, cash in one's chips, sound, get going, kick the bucket, expire, blend, function, lead, endure, impress, live, pass away, carry on, perish, run short, strike, survive, croak, plump, extend, conk, fit, act, blend in, become, run low, go on, conk out, locomote, break, proceed, last, decease, propel, give out, snuff it, depart, give way, hold up, actuate, go, pass, hold out, start, fail, die, affect, go forward, displace, travel, make a motion, exit, run, go along, live on, prompt, be active, break down, go bad

  11. be active, moveverb

    be in a state of action

    "she is always moving"

    Antonyms:
    stay, stick around, stay put, stand still, stick

    Synonyms:
    go, be active, actuate, make a motion, locomote, strike, prompt, propel, motivate, displace, impress, affect, run, proceed, act, incite, travel

  12. moveverb

    go or proceed from one point to another

    "the debate moved from family values to the economy"

    Antonyms:
    stick, stay, stand still, stay put, stick around

    Synonyms:
    go, be active, actuate, make a motion, locomote, strike, prompt, propel, motivate, displace, impress, affect, run, proceed, act, incite, travel

  13. act, moveverb

    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"

    Antonyms:
    stay, stick, stick around, stay put, stand still

    Synonyms:
    pretend, be active, locomote, impress, actuate, play, represent, strike, dissemble, prompt, propel, work, motivate, roleplay, displace, playact, affect, run, proceed, act, go, act as, incite, travel, behave, do, make a motion

  14. affect, impress, move, strikeverb

    have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

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

    Antonyms:
    stick around, stand still, stay put, stay, stick

    Synonyms:
    touch, chance upon, dissemble, incite, act, expunge, motivate, affect, strickle, imprint, attain, be active, come upon, chance on, propel, impress, impact, take, fall upon, strike, involve, shanghai, ingrain, assume, displace, make a motion, excise, collide with, coin, yarn-dye, fall, proceed, walk out, impinge on, go, sham, run into, scratch, shine, hit, prompt, regard, touch on, take up, bear on, locomote, mint, instill, travel, happen upon, bear upon, pretend, come to, run, print, feign, actuate, light upon, come across, discover

  15. motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, inciteverb

    give an incentive for action

    "This moved me to sacrifice my career"

    Antonyms:
    stay put, stick, stick around, stand still, stay

    Synonyms:
    spark off, incite, remind, act, trip, motivate, spark, run, propel, impress, strike, impel, instigate, trigger off, displace, make a motion, trigger, inspire, prod, proceed, affect, be active, set off, go, prompt, activate, locomote, touch off, cue, travel, egg on, actuate, stir up

  16. moveverb

    arouse sympathy or compassion in

    "Her fate moved us all"

    Antonyms:
    stand still, stay put, stick, stick around, stay

    Synonyms:
    go, be active, actuate, make a motion, locomote, strike, prompt, propel, motivate, displace, impress, affect, run, proceed, act, incite, travel

  17. moveverb

    dispose of by selling

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

    Antonyms:
    stay, stand still, stick, stay put, stick around

    Synonyms:
    go, be active, actuate, make a motion, locomote, strike, prompt, propel, motivate, displace, impress, affect, run, proceed, act, incite, travel

  18. move, go, runverb

    progress by being changed

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

    Antonyms:
    stay, stand still, stay put, stick around, stick

    Synonyms:
    motivate, function, perish, break away, give way, hold out, run, endure, lead, turn tail, unravel, carry, fit, operate, travel, become, blend, track down, last, go away, act, prevail, go, rifle, run low, ply, plump, flow, fly the coop, incline, execute, break, pass away, incite, drop dead, course, tend, actuate, lam, scarper, blend in, run short, get going, locomote, impress, start, consort, live, cash in one's chips, head for the hills, give out, make a motion, hunt down, strike, prompt, escape, range, belong, run for, lean, give-up the ghost, go bad, survive, take to the woods, propel, get, be given, expire, ladder, draw, bleed, scat, affect, persist, live on, campaign, croak, choke, pop off, be active, bunk, conk out, extend, hightail it, depart, decease, melt down, die, play, hold up, proceed, break down, melt, run away, exit, conk, black market, fail, buy the farm, sound, feed, snuff it, race, guide, die hard, pass, displace, hunt, kick the bucket, work

  19. moveverb

    live one's life in a specified environment

    "she moves in certain circles only"

    Antonyms:
    stick, stand still, stay put, stay, stick around

    Synonyms:
    go, be active, actuate, make a motion, locomote, strike, prompt, propel, motivate, displace, impress, affect, run, proceed, act, incite, travel

  20. move, goverb

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

    "Can I go now?"

    Antonyms:
    stick around, stay, stay put, stick, stand still

    Synonyms:
    drop dead, pop off, operate, belong, incite, buy the farm, give-up the ghost, act, choke, go away, get, motivate, die, sound, get going, kick the bucket, run, blend, function, lead, endure, plump, impress, live, pass away, perish, run short, strike, survive, croak, live on, last, extend, displace, make a motion, blend in, become, run low, conk out, conk, break, proceed, fit, decease, propel, give out, affect, depart, give way, go, snuff it, prompt, pass, hold out, start, fail, locomote, cash in one's chips, travel, work, break down, exit, actuate, be active, expire, rifle, hold up, go bad

  21. move, make a motionverb

    propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting

    Antonyms:
    stay, stay put, stand still, stick, stick around

    Synonyms:
    go, be active, actuate, make a motion, locomote, strike, prompt, propel, motivate, displace, impress, affect, run, proceed, act, incite, travel

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. moveverb

    Synonyms:
    transfer, migrate, immigrate, emigrate, remove, impel, propel, actuate, influence, budge, stir

How to use move in a sentence?

  1. Brian Kemp:

    The numbers do not lie, i defeated the Lawyers' Committee and their clients in 2014, and I look forward to successfully defending Georgia's common-sense verification law if they move forward with this litigation.

  2. Larry Hatheway:

    The general view right now is that the dollar is probably going to continue to move a bit higher against the euro in particular, maybe against the yen as well.

  3. Mohamed Sbah:

    We are trying to force them out house by house, we advanced by about five houses this morning. We saw the snipers making holes in the wall so they could move from one building to another.

  4. Schlapp Schlapp:

    I have to tell you, I believe the Democrats are behaving like the Grinch of Christmas, it's a fascinating group of these Democrats who can't seem to realize that it is time to move on. It is time to accept the fact that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States.

  5. CLIFFORD VILLALON:

    Different planets, constellations and satellites move around and stay around. People on earth are just the same. That is why life is full of wonders!

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