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Synonyms for move
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. move(noun)

    the act of deciding to do something

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

    Synonyms:
    motion, relocation, motility, movement

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

  2. move, relocation(noun)

    the act of changing your residence or place of business

    "they say that three moves equal one fire"

    Synonyms:
    resettlement, motion, relocation, motility, movement

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

  3. motion, movement, move, motility(noun)

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

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

  4. motion, movement, move(noun)

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

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

  5. move(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    motion, relocation, motility, movement

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

  6. travel, go, move, locomote(verb)

    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:
    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

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

  7. move, displace(verb)

    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:
    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

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

  8. move(verb)

    move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

    "He moved his hand slightly to the right"

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

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

  9. move(verb)

    change residence, affiliation, or place of employment

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

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

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

  10. go, proceed, move(verb)

    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:
    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

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

  11. be active, move(verb)

    be in a state of action

    "she is always moving"

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

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

  12. move(verb)

    go or proceed from one point to another

    "the debate moved from family values to the economy"

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

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

  13. act, move(verb)

    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:
    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

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

  14. affect, impress, move, strike(verb)

    have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

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

    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

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

  15. motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite(verb)

    give an incentive for action

    "This moved me to sacrifice my career"

    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

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

  16. move(verb)

    arouse sympathy or compassion in

    "Her fate moved us all"

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

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

  17. move(verb)

    dispose of by selling

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

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

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

  18. move, go, run(verb)

    progress by being changed

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

    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

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

  19. move(verb)

    live one's life in a specified environment

    "she moves in certain circles only"

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

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

  20. move, go(verb)

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

    "Can I go now?"

    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

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

  21. move, make a motion(verb)

    propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting

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

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

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.

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

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

    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

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. plod

    Submitted by anonymous on June 29, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. move

    Synonyms:
    v. a.. impel, put in motion

  2. move

    Synonyms:
    incite, instigate, rouse, actuate, influence, persuade, induce, prevail upon, act upon

  3. move

    Synonyms:
    affect, touch, impress

  4. move

    Synonyms:
    propose (in a deliberative body), recommend, suggest, offer for consideration

  5. move(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    stir, budge, change place or posture

  6. move(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    go, proceed, walk, march

  7. move(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    act, live, have power of motion

  8. move(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    remove, change residence

  9. move(n.)

    Synonyms:
    movement, motion, change of place

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. move(v)

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

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How to use move in a sentence?

  1. Olivier Jakob:

    The Sea King is part of the reason Brent is sinking, this is not a usual move and does not bode well for North Sea crude oil that has been relying on shipments to Asia to clear the overhang that was visible during June.

  2. Wasserman Schultz:

    We're thrilled to move to the next step of the selection process to determine where Democrats will come together to nominate the 45th President of the United States.

  3. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg:

    The ability to be' present' anywhere will also help us address some of the biggest social issues of our day — like ballooning housing costs and inequality of opportunity by geography, today, many people feel like they have to move to cities because that's where the jobs are... Imagine if you could live anywhere you chose and access any job anywhere else. If we deliver on what we're building, this should be much closer to reality by 2030.

  4. Howie Lee:

    All is not well with the Chinese economy, there is just so much pessimism attached to this move (yuan devaluation). For China to emerge and start a fresh currency war when they previously didn't, smacks of desperation.

  5. Ed Whiting:

    If we are to bring the global threat of AMR under control, we must ensure that new antibiotics currently in development make it to the people who need them most, this plan makes a strong argument for continuing UK leadership on this important debate, but we must move further and faster to ensure there is a sustainable pipeline for the antibiotics we so urgently need.


Translations for move

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  • beweegAfrikaans
  • تحلحل, حرك, تحرك, انتقلArabic
  • пераязджа́ць, перае́хацьBelarusian
  • mudament, traslladar, moure, emocionar, mudar, mudançaCatalan, Valencian
  • hýbat, dojímat, pohnout, tah, hýbat se, stěhování, pohyb, stěhovat, podat, dojmoutCzech
  • flytte, fremsætte forslag om, tilskynde, sætte i bevægelse, bevæge sig, træk, bevæge, skridt, flytte sig, flytning, bevægelse, trække, foreslåDanish
  • umziehen, rühren, Spielzug, Umzug, bewegen, Zug, BewegungGerman
  • κινώ, κίνηση, μετακίνηση, συγκινώ, προτρέπω, μετακομίζω, μετακόμισηGreek
  • translokiĝi, moviĝiEsperanto
  • mover, mudanza, emocionar, trasladar, moverse, conmover, mudarSpanish
  • käik, käima, liikuma, kolimaEstonian
  • کوچیدن, جنبش, جنبیدن, حرکت کردنPersian
  • liikuttaa, liikahtaa, liikahdus, siirtyä, siirto, esittää, siirtää, muutto, ehdottaa, muuttaa, askel, liike, innostaa, liikkuaFinnish
  • flyta, flyta segFaroese
  • émouvoir, bouger, mouvement, déménagement, mouvoir, coup, déménager, se déplacer, déplacerFrench
  • bogIrish
  • gluais, imrich, gluasadScottish Gaelic
  • emocionar, mover, mudar, trasladarGalician
  • gleash, scughManx
  • מהלך, [[עבר]] [[דירה]], נע, רגש, מהלך בשחמט, תְּנוּעָה, הזיז, הניע לפעולה, הפעיל, מעבר דירה, הניע, פעולה, פעל, זזHebrew
  • चलनाHindi
  • elköltözködik, jár, meghat, elhurcolkodik, mozog, megindít, mozgat, költözik, költözködikHungarian
  • շարժել, շարժվել, տեղափոխվել, քայլArmenian
  • moverInterlingua
  • movar, des-plas-izarIdo
  • leggja, flytja, til, snerta, búferlum, færa, keyra, flytjastIcelandic
  • trasloco, spostare, movimento, traslocare, raccomandare, agire, emozionare, cambio, smuoversi, darsi una mossa, persuadere, mossa, cambiamento, trasportare, muoversi, trasferire, passo, muovere, prodigarsi, trasferirsi, proporreItalian
  • 移動させる, 動かす, 引っ越し, 動く, 手, 転居, 引っ越す, 動きJapanese
  • ផ្លាស់ទី, ផ្លាស់ប្ដូរ, គ្រវី, ផ្លាស់ផ្ទះ, ធ្វើចលនា, អនុវត្ត, ស្នើសុំKhmer
  • 움직이다, 이동시키다, 이사하다Korean
  • جولاندن, بار کردنKurdish
  • moveoLatin
  • bougéierenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • koningisaLingala
  • kustināt, pārvietotLatvian
  • mū, mōtiniMāori
  • ചലിക്കുകMalayalam
  • चालनेMarathi
  • alih, اليهMalay
  • လှုပ်ရှား, ကူးပြောင်းBurmese
  • verhuizing, stap, aangrijpen, verplaatsen, verroeren, beweging, roeren, verhuizen, beurt, bewegen, aanzetten, stappen ondernemen, zich bewegen, ontroeren, aansporen, maatregelen treffen, voorstellen, zich verplaatsen, zet, maatregel, drijven, verroering, verzetten, ontzettenDutch
  • røre, trekk, bevegelse, handle, flytte, flyttingNorwegian
  • mòver, mòureOccitan
  • przeprowadzać się, ruszać, poruszaćPolish
  • mudança, agir, emocionar, propor, trasladar, mover, levar a, mexida, mudar, movimento, comoverPortuguese
  • midar, moverRomansh
  • actiona, mișca, emoționa, mutare, recomanda, muta, propune, mișcare, însuflețiRomanian
  • переезжать, ходить, ход, перемещать, двигать, переезд, переселение, переехать, движение, двигатьсяRussian
  • चलतिSanskrit
  • moghere, moere, movere, mofereSardinian
  • sèlidbaSerbo-Croatian
  • flytta, föreslå, röra på sig, flytta på sig, rörelse, röra, flytta sig, flytt, drag, röra sigSwedish
  • pelekaSwahili
  • அசைTamil
  • ఆడు, కదులుTelugu
  • hamle, taşınmakTurkish
  • چلناUrdu
  • 移動Chinese

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