Synonyms of movement
1 groupDictionary • a nationalist movement that's gaining strength
group • a radical group within the Communist Party
party • opposing political parties
organization • Most of the funds are provided by voluntary organizations.
grouping • There were two main political groupings pressing for independence.
camp • The Republican camp is solidly in favour of capital punishment.
faction • A peace agreement will be signed by the leaders of the country's warring factions.
2 campaignDictionary • He contributed to the Movement for the Ordination of Women.
campaign • The General's campaign against the militia has so far failed.
drive • the drive towards democracy
push (informal) • All that was needed was one final push, and the enemy would be vanquished once and for all.
crusade • a crusade against racism on the football terraces
3 moveDictionary • He could watch her every movement.
move • Daniel's eyes followed her every move.
act • My insurance covers acts of sabotage.
action • Her description of the action of poisons is very accurate.
operation • Dials monitor every aspect of the operation of the aircraft.
motion • the laws governing light, sound and motion
gesture • She made a menacing gesture with her fist.
manoeuvre • manoeuvres to block the electoral process
4 activityDictionary • There was movement behind the door.
activity • There is an extraordinary level of activity in the market.
bustle • the hustle and bustle of modern life
agitation • Temperature is a measure of agitation of molecules.
5 advanceDictionary • the movement of the fish going up river
progress • The road was too rough for further progress in the car.
progression • Both drugs slow the progression of HIV.
6 transferDictionary • the movement of people, goods and services across borders
transfer • Gascoigne's transfer to the Italian club, Lazio
7 trendDictionary • the movement towards democracy
trend • a trend towards part-time employment
flow • watching the quiet flow of the olive-green water
current • A strong current of nationalism is running through the country.
tendency • the government's tendency towards secrecy in recent years
8 developmentDictionary • The meeting seems to have produced no movement on either side.
development • There has been a significant development in the case.
change • It makes a nice change to see you in a good mood for once.
shift • a shift in policy
variation • Every day without variation my grandfather ate a plate of ham.
fluctuation • Don't worry about tiny fluctuations in your weight.
9 progressionDictionary • The participants believed movement forward was possible.
advance • Air safety has not improved since the advances of the 1970s.
progress • The two sides made little progress towards agreement.
breakthrough • The breakthrough came hours before a UN deadline.
10 sectionDictionary • the first movement of Beethoven's 7th symphony (music)
section • a geological section of a rock
part • He works in a different part of the company.
division • Each was divided into several divisions.
passage • He read a passage from the Bible.
mechanism • the locking mechanism
machinery • Farmers import most of their machinery and materials.
rhythm • His music fused the rhythms of jazz and classical music.
beat • the dance beats of the last two decades
pace • driving at a steady pace
tempo • Elgar supplied his work with precise indications of tempo.
cadence • There was a sudden shift in the cadence of the music.
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actAn act is a single thing that someone does.
• My insurance covers acts of sabotage.
actionThe action of a chemical is the way in which it works, or the effects that it has.
• Her description of the action of poisons is very accurate.
activityActivity is a situation in which a lot of things are happening or being done.
• There is an extraordinary level of activity in the market.
Thesaurus for movement from the Collins English Thesaurus
the act, process, or result of moving